University of York

Welcome to the University of York

Join students from across the world at one of the UK’s most ambitious and dynamic universities. The University of York is a Russell Group member, and rated one of the world’s most international universities, making it a superb destination for international students.

There are several ways you can gain entry to a University of York degree, including through an on-campus preparation course at the University of York International Pathway College.

Reasons to study at the University of York

Top 20 in the UK overall

Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017

In the world's top 30 most international universities

Times Higher Education 2016-17

Top 15 in the UK for teaching quality, student experience and research impact

Times and Sunday Times 2017 / Research Excellence Framework

95% graduate employment rate

Higher Education Statistics Agency

Guaranteed entry

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

University of York subject ranking highlights

Subject areaUK rankingSource
Biosciences8thGuardian University Guide 2018
BusinessTop 20Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017
Chemistry2ndGuardian 2018
Computer ScienceTop 15Times and Sunday Times 2017
EconomicsTop 20Complete University Guide 2018
EducationTop 20Complete 2018
Electrical and Electronic EngineeringTop 20Guardian 2018
Law9thGuardian 2018
Politics12thTimes and Sunday Times 2017
Sharifah University of York student

Sharifah from Malaysia

Bachelor's degree in Economics at the University of York

My University of York degree is a great balance of theory and application. My academic supervisor has been very supportive of my varied interests, encouraging me to pursue internships and the amazing opportunities York has to offer.

University of York Student Chloe

Chloe from Hong Kong

Bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of York

As an international student, I feel really supported. As well as allocating me a personal adviser, my department appointed an international supervisor for me. We meet regularly to talk about how I am getting on with both academic and non-academic life.

Why choose the University of York?

Exceptional rankings

Established in 1963, this Russell Group member is one of the top 20 universities in the UK. The University of York gives its students great employment opportunities too, with 95% of graduates either employed or in further study 6 months after graduating.

A top international experience

The University of York offers a fantastic international and multicultural study experience, and almost a quarter of its students come from outside the country. The University’s diversity is one of its biggest strengths, giving students the chance to mix with peers from around the world.

The historic city of York

The University of York’s beautiful 500-acre campus is located near the centre of one of the country’s most historic cities. York was a highly influential town in medieval England, and its remarkable history is still visible in its cobbled streets, old buildings and impressive Gothic cathedral.

Academic choice

League tables show the University of York ranking highly in many disciplines, including Biosciences, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Law and more. With many other highly respected York degrees to pick from, you’re sure to find something to suit you at this prestigious university.

At the University of York, our world-class research informs our excellent teaching, and we believe both should be used to benefit people and societies globally. We look forward to welcoming you to the University of York.
Unviersity of York Vice Chancellor
Prof. Koen Lamberts Vice-Chancellor

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