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The choice is York

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16th in the UK

Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2021)

Get the space you need to learn and grow

Whatever your ambitions, we'll challenge you to dream big, think critically and change the world.

At York we are dedicated to widening access to higher education and welcome students from all backgrounds and walks of life.

Explore our contextual offer policy and York Access Scheme to find out if you're eligible for a contextual offer. You can also let us know about any mitigating circumstances, if you've experienced personal, social or domestic issues that have affected your studies. 

Study at York and you’ll graduate with more than a qualification. Start your future today.

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Student stories

Deciding to go to university is one of the most important decisions you'll make about your future. Hear from our current students about why they chose to study at York and their university experience so far.

York Virtual Visit

Explore York from the comfort of your own home with our new whistle-stop virtual Open Day experience. 

Watch videos, 360s and take a tour of campus and the city. Find out what makes York, York.

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College life

York is one of a handful of UK universities with a college system. As well as a place to live, your college will provide you with a network of support and a calendar of events and activities.

Help if you need it

We know that you work really hard to achieve your goals and we're here to support your university journey. Our network of support services will help you get the best out of your time with us.

Shape your future

Whatever your career aspirations, we can help you stand out from the crowd. Take part in our award-winning careers programme and get involved in volunteering, societies and workplace opportunities.

Financial support

Explore our scholarship and bursary opportunities that could help to cover your tuition fees and cost of living.

University of the Year shortlisted

We're proud to announce that we were shortlisted for two prestigious University of the Year awards:

  • Times Higher Education Awards 2021
  • The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Find out more about our nominations

The world needs bright minds like yours

Be inspired by brilliant minds, discover exciting new activities and develop your ambitions in our supportive environment.

From leadership to volunteering, we’ll expand your horizons and help you develop the skills to land your dream job.

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