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University of York

Student life

Voted the best and most beautiful place to live in the UK, York offers the best of both worlds: it is a friendly historic city, where the students can settle very quickly, but which still feels fresh and exciting once they get to know it well. Its wide range of restaurants, bars, coffee and tea rooms, shops and festivals means that there is always something to do for our students. Famous attractions include the York Minster, the winding medieval streets and, further afield, the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks and the coastal towns of Whitby and Scarborough.

Student life is centred on our beautiful green campus, situated just outside the historic city of York. The campus offers a wealth of facilities, with bars, shops, two sports centres, a health centre, theatres and concert halls all within easy walking distance. Our Students’ Union offers students the opportunity to get involved in a fantastic range of activities. With over 200 societies and more sports clubs per student than any other UK university, there is never a boring moment for our students.


We guarantee on campus accommodation to all our new international students. We offer a wide range of accommodation options (standard, en-suite, catered or self-catered). The prices vary between £4,000 and £6,000 per year.

Career services

The Careers Office on campus specializes in providing advice to students in securing a job and organizing recruitment fairs throughout the year (we offer specialized recruitment fairs for Law, Finance, Management and Computer Science students). Many of our overseas students have secured jobs and internships through the Careers Office, either during their studies or during the holidays. The opportunities for undertaking placements and internships are endless and vary from volunteering work within the local community to paid work in companies in and around York.

There are opportunities for students to work part-time on campus, in one of our numerous cafeterias and bars. York is a famous tourist destination, so it is relatively easy for students to find work in the city, be it in restaurants or shops.

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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.