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University of York

Outstanding teaching and facilities in a beautiful historic city. York is a prestigious research-focused university with a strong international student community.  

Why choose the University of York?

Top 15 in the UK 

Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

Russell Group member 

Prestigious UK research group 

Top 150 in the world 

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024

The University of York excels in many subject areas, so you can explore your passion with a great degree.  

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in the UK for Archaeology and Forensic Science 

Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024 

in the UK for Chemistry

Complete University Guide 2025

in the UK for Biological Sciences

Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

in the UK for Psychology 

Guardian University Guide 2024

Take a closer look at University of York

Here’s why our students love York

York is a thriving city in northern England where students from around the world can feel a part of the famously friendly local community.  

Exterior of York Minster

It’s a place that moves with the times but celebrates its historic roots.  

York’s the perfect choice for enquiring minds that want to push boundaries and innovate. 

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Explore the city

Let’s choose your route to a University of York degree 

If you want to study at the University of York but don’t yet meet the entry requirements, then you can take a degree preparation course at the Pathway College in York, situated right on campus. Alternatively, you can take your course off campus in London at our International College.


On campus

University of York International Pathway College

  • Degree preparation courses  
  • Live and study in York from day one  
  • Guaranteed entry to a University of York degree*  


Off campus

Kaplan International College London

  • Degree preparation courses in London  
  • Experience life in London before moving to York for your degree   
  • Guaranteed entry to a University of York degree* 



Degree preparation online

  • Study a degree preparation course online with Kaplan Pathways
  • Guaranteed entry to your chosen on-campus University of York bachelor’s or master’s degree*
  • Explore your degree options via digital degree preparation on our Degree Finder

*When you pass your degree preparation course at the required level with good attendance.  

Life on campus

York’s main campus is located within walking distance of the city centre. 

York has a beautiful campus with modern facilities, close to one of England’s most historic cities. 

Top 10  

in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)

Top 30

in the UK for graduate prospects (Complete University Guide 2025)

York is #1

ranked both the most friendly and most popular city in the UK (Booking.com 2023 & YouGov 2024)

Gold award

Teaching Excellence Framework 2023


award-winning sustainable parkland campus 


students from more than 150 countries  

Download useful information

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  • University of York brochure 
  • Course information 
  • University of York flyer

Any other questions?

Where is York — is it near London? 

York is a fun and charming city in the north-east of England, in the beautiful county of North Yorkshire. It’s under two hours from London by train, making trips to the capital easy.

What can I do at York? 

There are plenty of societies to keep you busy during your free time and give you a great social life by introducing you to lots of new people. As for the city, there’s a lively nightlife scene, a huge array of shops and breathtaking historic sites to explore.   

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Students’ favourite things about life at York 

Is York good for international students?  

The University of York has created a welcoming and inclusive space for students from all backgrounds. International students benefit from the friendly atmosphere on campus — it’s a place where anyone can feel at home! 

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International students in York