Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York opened in 1963 with just 230 students. Since then we have become one of the world's leading universities, carving out a reputation as an academic powerhouse where a clear focus on excellence has secured national and international recognition alongside longer established institutions.
A member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, we are committed to strengthening our position as one of the world’s premier institutions for inspirational and life-changing research.Some research subjects are:
Research centres, institutes and units:
Whatever you plan to do after your graduate, we can help you stand out from the crowd. We offer a wealth of opportunities and advice that will support your career ambitions.
We offer a variety of services to our international services, which includes the following:
With a range of room prices and options, all on or very close to our compact campus, our accommodation is a great place to live and study.
All the Library buildings have wifi access throughout and easy access to power sockets for use with your mobile devices.
Health care is provided by your doctor, the Health Centre on campus, the NHS urgent care centre at York District Hospital and various chemists, dentists and opticians in York.
You can access urgent NHS health advice by calling 111.To consult a doctor you must first register with them. You can find a doctor convenient for where you live in York, using the NHS search facility.
The University of York Students' Union (YUSU) offers over 180 student societies, all entirely organised by and for students, or you can always start your own. From astronomy to aerobics and politics to poetry - there is plenty to choose from.
Events on campus include big summer parties, club meet-ups, live music events, guest lectures, Christmas fairs, bake-off competitions and much more.