University of York

Rank 20
Location York, England
Established 1963
International Students 23%
Famous Courses Business/Management, TESOL, Economics, Biology, Psychology
International Fees £17,890-24,620
Key Information
Location York, England
Established 1963
Famous Courses Business/Management, TESOL, Economics, Biology, Psychology
International Fees £17,890-24,620


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 we are committed to research-led teaching, providing a supportive and inclusive learning experience for our students. We hold a Gold Teaching Excellence Framework award, showing that we deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.

All our accommodation is on or near campus and is guaranteed for international students. You’ll become a member of one of our nine colleges which encourages 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.

Services for International Students

The university has 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.


  • 20th in the Times University Guide 2021
  • 16th in the Guardian University Guide 2021
  • 150th in the QS World University Rankings 2021
  • 133rd in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021

Following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, York ranked 14th overall in the UK. The proportion ‘world-leading’ 4* research was among the highest of any UK university and eight departments were ranked in the top five for their subject.


As an international student you are guaranteed an offer of University accommodation owned, managed or approved by the University for each year of your course if you meet the guarantee criteria and apply by the deadline dates. All  accommodation is located on or very near to the universities 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 it's accommodation so you will be a member of one of the nine 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.


  • Harry Enfield (Comedian)
  • Anthony Horowitz (Author and screenwriter)
  • Peter Lord (Director of Aardman Animations)
  • Han Seung-Soo (Prime Minister of South Korea)
  • Severin Schwan (CEO of Hoffman-La Roche)

I had a very great experience right from the start to finish; All the staff were really great and very helpful. I recommend SI-UK for all students who are planning to study in the UK.

Anuradha Venkatesh Msc Energy Management, University of Stirling

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