Studying at the University of York
Why Choose Us?
Find out why we are the university of choice for many international students. We offer world-class facilities, a beautiful campus environment, excellence in research, and a great range of clubs and societies to cater for all interests. Read what our students have to say about us.
Consistently highly ranked
The University of York is proud of its consistently high ranking in national and global league tables. York is currently ranked 17th in the UK (Times / Sunday Times University Guide 2017) and 127th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2016/17). York was also ranked 25th in the world for arts and humanities and 55th in the world for life sciences in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016.
A top research institution
York is a member of the Russell Group of leading research universities in the UK. It was rated 10th for research impact in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), in which 83% of its work was graded ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
The University of York ranks within the top ten universities for research council income according to figures published by Times Higher Education. The University secured £46 million in research council income in 2014/15 and in terms of grant application success rate, it ranked 5th in the UK.
Since 2000, York has invested in over 20 new buildings, including teaching, research and accommodation blocks. The University has recently invested £750 million in a brand new campus extension, so there has never been a better time to study at York!
Clubs and Societies For All
We offer a wide variety of sports clubs and other societies through the York University Students’ Union (YUSU). YUSU has more than 180 societies covering a diverse range of interests, as well as its own TV and radio stations. Over 60 sports clubs catering for all interests and ability levels. With so much on offer, you are sure to find an activity that’s right for you.
Excellent Career Prospects
York students are highly employable, with 94% of the University’s students in employment or further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2013/14). York has strong links with leading employers such as IBM, Microsoft and Mercedes, and runs a specialist advice team that helps students to take their first steps towards a successful career.
No.1 for international student experience
The University is committed to supporting overseas students and helping them to succeed in their studies. This is why York was recently ranked best in the UK for international student experience (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2014). York also guarantees all international students University accommodation throughout their degree.
A Global Student Population
York has a hugely diverse student body from 120 countries, and overseas students make up nearly a quarter of the population, which creates a truly global community. The University also has partnerships with some of the world’s best academic institutions, giving you great opportunities to study outside the UK.
As soon as you join the University, you will become a member of one of our nine residential colleges in York’s collegiate system. These are much more than just halls of residence. They offer a fantastic support network, as well as frequent social events and activities, allowing you to make friends with other students as soon as you arrive.
Amazing Campus Environment
York’s beautiful green campus offers a safe, friendly setting in which to live and study. The two ends of the campus are linked by a free bus service and are within easy reach of the centre of York. You are therefore ideally placed to enjoy all that the historical, vibrant city has to offer.