• Medium-sized, public research university
  • Established 1963
  • 20,000+ students from 150+ countries
  • 27% international


  • 500 acre parkland campus
  • the university are not allowed to build on more than 25% of the property
  • no building is allowed to be higher than the tallest tree
  • 35 minutes walk / 5-10 minute bike ride / bus to downtown York
  • York – population just under 200,000
  • Highly ranked as one of the best places to live in the UK
  • Very historic
  • Safe and compact
  • Easy access to nature and the beautiful Yorkshire Dales
  • 45 minute drive to the east coast
  • City of Festivals – rich cultural offerings
  • Located in the north of England – less than 2 hours to London by direct train,
  • 2.5 hours to Edinburgh, direct train connection to Manchester airport
  • Free airport collection for new students


  • 3 Faculties: Arts and Humanities / Sciences / Social Science
  • Very wide range of degree courses
  • Highest ranked programmes in the UK: Chemistry, History of Art, Social Work, Nursing, English, Archeology
  • Entry requirements: A Levels = A*AA-BBB / IB = 37-32 / US = 3 AP subject tests at grades 4-5, at least one full year of college credits can also be included – average B+, also accepts Honours classes and dual enrolment college classes
  • ACT/SAT not required but will be considered if included
  • Accept a wide range of English Language evidence, including Duolingo
  • Students should apply through UCAS – will need one teacher reference, predicted grades and a 4,000 character personal statement


  • International Tuition 2022 – £19,600 for classroom based undergraduate programmes / £24,000 for laboratory based / £38,500 for medicine
  • Can pay in instalments
  • On Campus living costs – £8-12,000 per year for 41 weeks
  • On campus rent – £100-200 per week
  • Hardship fund available
  • Some departmental scholarships
  • Accepts Title IV Federal Loans, Veterans Funding and use of College 529 Plan accounts
  • Two major scholarships for international students – one application for both
  • Be Exceptional Scholarship – £2,500 to £7,500 tuition fee reduction for 1st year only
  • Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship – up to £20,000 over course of the degree
  • Quite a number of the above scholarships are available so it is worthwhile for all students to apply. Two application rounds in the spring.
  • Students can work up to 20 hours a week during term time and full time during vacations
  • A number of campus jobs are available: International Student Ambassadors, Interns, Student Union jobs, Department Ambassadors

Student Support

  • Robust pre-application and pre-arrival support: one-to-one virtual meetings with admissions staff, UniBuddy chats, campus visits – in-person or online.
  • Special fresher’s week activities for international students
  • Self-guided Campus Tour App – can use virtually or on campus
  • On-campus student support includes: orientation activities, welfare support, academic support, careers and placement support, and faith and religious group support
  • Every student is allocated an academic supervisor
  • The Collegiate System offers pastoral support – each student becomes a member of a college for the duration of their degree.
  • Membership is maintained even if you move into private housing – drop-in sessions, social and cultural events, college sport, orientation programme, weekly newsletter, health activities. Offers a smaller community within the larger institution


  • Collegiate structure for accommodation
  • 11 colleges, including 2 new builds
  • Catered or self catering
  • Ensuite or shared bathroom
  • Various lease lengths are possible
  • Undergraduate international students are guaranteed accommodation


  • Global Summer School – for high achieving students aged 16-19 to offer a taste of the academic and social life at a Russell Group university
  • International Pathway College (IPC) runs foundation programmes for international students – run in conjunction with Kaplan.
  • Unlike many foundation programmes, students are fully integrated into the main university campus and are considered University of York students.
  • Fees 2022-23 = £19,050 for the foundation certificate.

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