Campus and city
We've got the best of both worlds - a green, parkland campus within walking distance of one of the UK's most iconic city centres.
York is regularly named one of the best places to live and visit in the UK. With a population of 200,000, it’s big enough to feel lively and small enough to feel like home. York is also a family-friendly city with high-performing schools. There are festivals and events throughout the year for everyone to enjoy.
King's Manor and the Guildhall - our Grade I listed city-centre locations - provide an atmospheric setting in the heart of the action. Away from the crowds, our main campus is the perfect place in which to live and study, with outstanding teaching and research facilities.
2nd safest city
in the UK according to industry body, Get Licensed in their 2023 review.
200 acres of scenic parkland
on our green, landscaped campus
20,000+ students from 150+ countries
all part of our diverse, global community
2 lakes and a bird sanctuary
A wide range of wildlife and waterfowl
Let us give you a tour...
Postgraduate students, Haruna and Laura take you on a tour around campus and show you some of the facilities on offer at York (9 mins).
... or take one of your own!
Take a self-guided tour of our campus or the city with our new app - Visit UoY, with dedicated tours for postgraduates and international students. You can either visit us in-person and explore the campus for yourself, or get the campus tour experience from the comfort of your own home.
See our App guide for more information.
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Are you an international student?
We know that you'll experience a warm welcome from the people of York - and before long you'll be calling York home. Here is Xuanqi from China reciting a poem about York (1 min).
This video is in Chinese - make sure you put the subtitles on if you need them.
We're home to a large number of world-renowned research institutes, centres and facilities which promote specialist and interdisciplinary research across departments.
2nd best night out in the UK
The industry body Get Licensed have named York as the second best place in the UK for a night out (2023).
Purple Flag accreditation
The Association of Town and City Management have recognised York as a safe, entertaining and thriving destination after dark (2022).
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