University of York

Founded in 1963 on the principles of excellence, equality and opportunity, the University of York has quickly become one of the world’s leading universities. In just 50 years York has made a worldwide impact with the highest quality academic excellence. York is one of a handful of UK universities with a collegiate structure, offering you a unique student experience.

Main Campus:
City of York

City of York

Student Population:



—   The University is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK universities.
—   A world top 100 university, our research and expertise is recognised globally.
—   Campus based university situated within over 200 acres of beautiful parkland, within walking distance of the city centre.
—   International students form an integral part of York, with just over 20% of students from outside the UK.
—   The cost of living is significantly lower than in some other parts of the UK, and York  is a friendly and safe place to study  (3rd safest university city in the UK – Complete University Guide 2013).

Areas Of Study

Schools and Colleges 

Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are offered in the following subjects:
Biomedical Sciences
Computer Science
Educational Studies
Electronic Engineering
English Literature
Health Sciences
History of Art
Language and Linguistics
Natural Sciences
Social and Political Science
Social Policy and Social Work
Theatre, Film and Television

Pathway Programmes 

English language 
York’s Centre for English Language Teaching (CELT) provides pre-sessional courses to help students reach the language standards of their course or to increase English proficiency. CELT also offers free English language courses covering a range of useful skills such as academic writing and speaking skills for the University’s international students.

Foundation Programmes 
The one-year York International Foundation Programme is taught at the University’s associate college, York College. It helps international students to acquire the qualifications and skills for entry to a UK university undergraduate degree in Science, Social Science, and Business and Management.

Campus Facilities


A top international tourist destination, the historic city of York is frequently voted one of the best places to live in the UK. It has a buzzing social scene, a vibrant nightlife and brilliant shopping with easy access to the stunning landscapes in the countryside around it.

Fee and Finance

Undergraduate (yearly) – 2014/15
Medicine  – £25,420
Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronics, Environment, Physics, Psychology – £18,660
All other Departments – £14,340
Foundation year of an extended degree – £9,000

Full Time Taught Fees*  Research Fees**
Overseas Higher Rate (Laboratory based)  £18,660  £16,950
Overseas Lower Rate  £14,340  £12,900

* **  Please note that these are the standard fees set for most courses.
See website for more information.

Living costs

For 2014/15 the indicative living costs for students living in University accommodation range between £7,500 and £10,300. This is dependent on number of weeks spent at the University and personal lifestyle.
Budgeting advice and sample budgets:

The analytical process acquired during my study at York, as well as my student life experience, has really contributed to making me confident in my job
–    Farah from Malaysia.

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