University of York International Pathway College

The University of York International Pathway College is part of the University of York, and offers pathway courses to prepare you for a University degree.

Featuring outstanding facilities and staffed by experienced tutors, the Pathway College will help you achieve academic success.

Enjoy student life on campus

with access to University of York resources

30 nationalities

represented at the Pathway College in 2017

Guaranteed entry to a University of York degree

when you pass your pathway course at the required level with good attendance

Abdullah from Kuwait

Abdullah from Kuwait

Studying a Foundation Certificate at the University of York International Pathway College

I researched studying here in the UK, and found that York would be the best university for me. There are students of many different nationalities here, but whose cultures are quite similar to mine. I've also had the College staff supporting me, and they are all really kind!

Reasons to choose the University of York International Pathway College

York city from above

Historic location

The Pathway College is based on the University of York campus, giving you quick access to one of the most historic and fascinating cities in the country. York is packed with medieval streets and beautiful buildings – not to mention the stunning Gothic cathedral in the city centre.

A lecture hall in York

University experience

You’ll be a University of York student from day one, so you can enjoy all the benefits during your time at the Pathway College. You’ll study on York’s campus and have access to all the University’s resources, including the libraries, sports facilities, IT labs and Students’ Union, right from the start of your degree preparation course.

Students in York's library

Wealth of knowledge

The Pathway College is run by the University of York, which has decades of academic experience to help give students the best education possible. The teachers are all University staff, and can contribute a wealth of knowledge from their fields, to make sure that the teaching is tailored to your needs.

Students in a lecture theatre

Exceptional support

You’ll have support every step of the way when you take a University of York degree preparation course. The welcoming staff and outstanding facilities at the Pathway College enable every student to settle in, make the most of their studies and have a rich and rewarding experience in the UK.

Meet the Pathway College staff


Ben Flowerdew

Subject Area Lead, Science and Engineering

As Subject Area Lead for Science and Engineering, I keep an eye on all of the students within the Science Pathways and in Maths classes. I monitor the results of tests and try to help students achieve their goals in whatever way I can.  I deliver much of the chemistry teaching and I enjoy explaining how the subject works. I get real pleasure from the way students' faces light up when they understand a difficult point.  I am still fascinated by the subject of chemistry and I love passing on my enthusiasm.  Every year I look forward to welcoming the new group of students starting with the University of York International Pathway College.

Ben studied Chemistry with Bio-organic Chemistry at Birmingham University (UK), and Organic Chemistry at Liverpool University (UK)
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