The University of York is an acclaimed member of the Russell Group, tackling global issues through its teaching, research and commitment to improving local and international communities. Nurturing independent minds and a strong collective spirit, all for the public good, York empowers people from all backgrounds to flourish in a rapidly changing world.
Our student body is made up of over 22,000 students from over 150 countries, and its University of Sanctuary status reflects this culture of belonging. They provide a safe space for refugees, asylum seekers and others forced to migrate, and offer continued support to everyone who joins their diverse and inclusive community.
York challenges students to dream big and think critically. They work in partnership with institutions across the world, pioneering solutions to our most pressing global challenges. The University builds these global connections and research accolades into its teaching and student opportunities.
What makes us different
The University of York exists for public good. One of the world’s premier institutions for inspirational teaching and life-changing research, they support innovation through open academic debate. Their core principles of equality and opportunity for all drive a commitment to widening access to higher education.
Above all, the University places this global awareness at the heart of what they do. Through a dedication to collaboration, they partner with organisations across disciplines and continents to address the biggest social and environmental challenges of our time. York is an international community, one which promotes equality and humanity across a rapidly changing world.
With excellent links to the rest of the country, the historic city has a vibrant social scene, offering shops, clubs, museums, bars, restaurants and activities for all. Frequent festivals, sporting events and cultural activities ensure that it’s big enough to feel lively, but small enough to feel like home.