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The University of York is a leading UK university, creating independent critical thinkers through a culture of academic excellence and ground breaking research. As a member of the prestigious Russell Group, York is committed to research-led teaching, providing a supportive and inclusive learning experience for our students.
All accommodation is on or near campus and you’ll become a member of one of York's ten colleges once enrolled. All colleges encourage inclusivity and a valuable sense of community, through a wealth of social activities and a supportive system available to each and every student. A wide variety of clubs and societies on campus, as well as our college system, make it very easy for new students to integrate and feel at home throughout their studies.
York is a flourishing city, being voted the ‘best place to live in the UK’ (The Sunday Times 2018). With a wide array of shops, museums, festivals, sporting and cultural activities, restaurants and cafes it’s big enough to feel lively, but small enough to be friendly.
The university has an International Student Support Office providing a range of services to support the diverse needs of students from international countries. This includes a free airport collection service from Manchester airport, orientation and social activities including visa processing services, opening a bank account and counseling services. In addition, the university also offers an extensive careers service which can help with internships, volunteering activities, job search and assessment preparation.
The University of York moved into the top 10 of UK universities for research quality in the REF 2021, up from 14th position in 2014. All of York's subject areas are now ranked in the top 30 in the UK, with four Departments positioned in the top five.
All University of York accommodation is located on or very near to the university's compact and safe campus, so you’ll soon feel at home in York. Rooms are available with en-suite options and various catering options.
The University of York offers a college system for its accommodation so you will be a member of one of the ten colleges. Your college is a built-in community, helping you to make friends and settle into York and the UK.
York is a vibrant, safe, student friendly city, renowned for its rich history and heritage and regularly voted one of the best places to live and visit in the UK. York is a flourishing city with a wide array of shops, museums, festivals, sporting and cultural activities, restaurants and cafes. It's located just 2 hours from London and 20 minutes from Leeds plus has the beautiful Yorkshire countryside and coastline on your doorstep to explore.
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