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University of York

Check whether the University of York is right for you as an international student.

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York, UK
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Study abroad at the University of York

The University of York is an internationally renowned public research university located in York, England. The University boasts an attractive campus with over 500 acres of green parkland, lakes, and woodland. It also has a mixture of modern and historic buildings.

The University offers a number of pathway programs, including premaster’s degrees which are designed to prepare you for degree-level study. The program acts as a bridge between your qualifications and the degree entry requirements. They're a great opportunity to improve your subject knowledge and language skills alongside other international students.

The campus has a wide range of study and leisure facilities, and the University has invested £500m in study spaces, libraries, IT suites, halls of residence, and sports facilities. The Students’ Union runs over 200 societies and there are over 60 sports clubs to join, so there are plenty of ways to meet new people and get involved in university life.

Why study at the University of York?

  • Leading research

    The University of York is a member of the Russell Group of leading UK research universities

  • Quality teaching

    York has a prestigious Teaching Excellence Framework Gold Award

  • Highly ranked

    The University has been ranked the 12th-best University in the UK (Guardian University Guide, 2019)

Life as an international student

The University of York has a diverse campus community and welcomes students from all over the world. Students from 145 different countries call the University home, meaning you won’t be alone as an international student at York.

You will benefit from an extensive support network from the moment you arrive, including guaranteed accommodation for the duration of your degree. You’ll also get dedicated support while you're at the Pathway College, including a Welcome Week when you arrive, which is a great chance to meet other international students.

The pathway programs are tailored to the needs of international students to make it as easy as possible for you to get to grips with life at the University of York. You can also enjoy social activities that are organised throughout the year, helping you integrate and make friends.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Quiet Areas
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Swimming pools 1
    • No. of Tennis Courts 1
    • No. of Athletics Track 1
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars 3
    • Restaurants 16
    • Cafe’s 4
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Sauna / Steam Rooms
    • Swimming Pool
    • Personal Trainers
    • Treatment Rooms
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf American Football Pitches 1
    • Sport facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 1
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 200
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
  • Praying Rooms
    • Language Center
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses

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Fees and funding

Funding opportunities and tuition fee rates vary depending on where you're from and the course and level you wish to study.

Pre-Master’s from £18,150


University of York

Heslington West, Heslington East, and King's Manor York YO10 5DD

Getting to York is easy from anywhere in the world. We have great rail links, easy access to major road networks and short travel time to international airports.

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Visa requirements for the University of York

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