The University of York was established in October 1963 with 230 students which expanded its campus in 1964 to marshy land around Wellington Hall. The University of York is one of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group universities, located in the historic city of York. York ranks in THE World University Rankings' top 150 institutions - one of the youngest among others to do so.

York provides excellent services for international students willing to study in the UK by providing them help with the English language, career-related advice, safe and green campus environment, and a student-friendly city. York is one of the leading universities for academic excellence and provides you with seven world top 100 subjects, diverse experiential learning opportunities, and innovative course design. 

The University of York offers over 250 undergraduate degrees as well as postgraduate taught and research degrees across Arts and Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences. There are more than 18,000 students from over 140 countries. Not only this, the University has more than 200 student societies and over 65 sports clubs. It also provides financial support to international to study in the UK.


Covid-19 Updates


Seeing the conditions of covid-19 the university has taken some actions:

  • The university has issued some guidelines on the official website by taking information from the latest news by the government.
  • If you are under self-isolation, it is advised to inform the university by filling out the student self-isolation form
  • The university has canceled the Roses tournament and Summer Ball.
  • The university has also provided financial support for the students facing problems in the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • The university has also arranged an Emergency student support fund which provides financial support up to £500 (per applicant). This is for those students who are facing unanticipated financial challenges (more than 700 students have received help through this fund.


University of York Campus


  • When the university was started it had only 3 buildings, 230 students and 28 staff (October 1963).
  • The University of York Campus consists of nine colleges, more than 30 research centers and academic departments.
  • Now the campus is about 500 acres (200 hectares).
  • Many facilities are provided like shops for groceries, stationary, cafes, restaurants, bars, pubs, salon, and bank, in the heart of the campus for all staff, students and visitors. (including international groceries)
  • It also has wildlife on its campus. The lake of the university is a popular place for many species (wild and semi-wild). These include Ducks, Geese, Swans, Grebes, Moorhens, Herons, Rabbits and Squirrels.
  • University of York also has facilities like sports centers and fitness equipment stations.
  • Campus also includes libraries, university computer rooms, study spaces, barbecues, 24/7 launderette, social spaces like common rooms, dining halls.
  • Most pleasing thing about the city is its diversity. It is filled with everything providing something for everyone.
  • There is a YUSU (University of York Students’ Union) which is responsible for your entertainment throughout the year. The union includes:-
    • 200+ societies
    • 65+ sports clubs
    • 1 summer ball
    • 5 awards ceremonies
    • And many more


University of York Residence


  • Variety of room options are available to you.
  • All the nine colleges namely Alcuin, Constantine, Derwent, Goodricke, Halifax, James, Langwith, Vanbrugh, and Wentworth have different types of accommodations.
  • University accommodation also differs in types like:
    • Ensuite
    • self-catered
    • Catered
    • Shared bathroom self-catered
    • Shared bathroom catered, etc.
  • The prices of these rooms vary accordingly.
  • All the bedrooms include the following facilities:-
    • Wi-Fi and 100Mbs wired internet access (there is no download limit)
    • Bed and mattress
    • Wardrobe, shelves and storage
    • Desk, chair and notice board is also provided
    • Ensuite bathroom has facilities like WC, sink and shower.
  • Facilities like Common rooms, laundry room, cafes, bars, computer rooms, study space, parking space, and Wi-Fi in all rooms.
  • Type of accommodation chosen will also depend on the number of people sharing with you.
  • University also provides residence for family and couples whose prices differ accordingly (type of housing chosen).




  • Shared bathroom has a wash basin and is shared with a flat. They are cleaned every weekday.
  • Ensuite bedrooms have a toilet, wash basin and shower in the bedroom. They are cleaned periodically (you can also clean them).


Programs in University of York


  • University offers over 300 programs (in a diverse range of subjects).
  • Several programs are available like short courses, leadership and management programs, sector specific training courses, etc.
  • The university also provides distance learning courses. The programs offered are in a range of subject areas like Archaeology, Computer Science, English Building, History, Railway Studies, Management, Art, etc.
  • If you are a part of a distance learner at universities of York, then the university provides you with many facilities (resources and services) similar to on-campus students.
  • Seeing the pandemic conditions the university has prepared short private online courses for undergraduates and post graduates.
  • MS courses are also available in this university for many categories like Molecular Medicine, Intelligent Robotics, Fusion Energy, etc.


Application Process of University of York


International students seeking admission at the University can follow the below-mentioned admission details:

Undergraduate student admission:-

  • Application fee: £20 (1 course)
    • Undergraduate English language requirements
  • Supporting documents:
    • Official transcripts
    • Courses description
    • Language proficiency requirements
    • £25 (for multiple courses)

If you belong to non-English speaking country you have to provide evidence of your English language ability. Your test must have been completed within two years of the starting date. You can provide your scores of the following tests:-

  • C1 Advanced
  • C2 Proficiency
  • Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) III
  • GCSE/IGCSE/O level English with Grade C (English as a first or second language)
  • Duolingo
Country Qualification English grade required
India Standard XII 75%
Hong Kong HKDSE 4 Overall with 4 in each component
Malaysia Malaysia SPM-Advanced English 1119 (Cambridge O level 1119)
Grade C

Post Graduate Admission Process at University of York

Supporting documents:

  • Academic transcripts
  • Some courses specific requirements like CV, Personal Statement, Samples of written work, evidence of financial support and academic reference.
  • International applicants should provide evidence of your English language. The accepted tests are the same as listed for undergraduate students.
  • You should provide copies of your degrees (details of the grading system).


University of York Cost of Attendance


Tuition fees differ from person to person based on the factor that you are a UK/EU or international student. Following are the estimated prices for the year 2020-21.