The University of York was established in 1963, on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all. In only 50 years, the university has become one of the top 10 universities in the UK for research excellence and a member of the prestigious Russell Group. The University of York is ten top 100 departments in the QS World University Rankings by subject 2019.
The University guarantees accommodation to all international students on our beautiful parkland campus and is one of the very few UK universities to have a collegiate system, which offers students the opportunity to take part in social and sport activities at college level, making the integration process a lot easier.
One in 5 students at the University of York is an international student. York's reputation for academic excellence and small group teaching means that the university can provide a challenging and rewarding study environment for students from all over the world. The University of York is also known for approachable professors and helpful staff.
Famous alumni of the University of York include the 21st President of Portugal (Anibal Cavaco Silva), the 39th Prime Minister of South Korea (Han Seung-Soo), the NATO spokesman Mark Laity and the BBC Radio 1 Presenter Philip Lester.
Of 16,000 York students nearly 3,000 are from outside of the UK and they represent over 170 countries. At York you’ll be sure to have an international educational experience! There are currently 25 students from Russia studying at University of York.
The University of York is one of the success stories in UK higher education. Since University's foundation in 1963, York has powered its way to a consistently high ranking in the UK and is one of just six post-war universities to have appeared in the world top 100.
Many of University of York departments are ranked among the best 10 in the UK (Computer Science, Electronics, Psychology, English and Biology being just a few examples).
Among key academic strength of the University of York are the following:
University's strong links with industry ensure that students receive an all-round education, focused on both their academic development and their future career prospects.
York is regularly voted one of the best places to live and visit in the UK. The city was named the best place to live in Britain by The Sunday Times 2018. Our excellent cafés, restaurants and bars, innovative industries and mixture of modern and medieval architecture propelled it to the top of the list. With a population of 200,000, it’s big enough to feel lively but small enough to feel like home.
York is situated only 2 hours away from London and 1 and a half hours away from Manchester by train. The city benefits of some of the best train connections in the country, linking York to every corner of the UK.