Yorkshire and The Humber

Yorkshire and the Humber has history and innovation in abundance. Famed for beautiful countryside, the region inspired a wealth of literary heritage, with links to Tolkien, Plath, Larkin, Brontë and beyond. Major cities – including Bradford, Hull, Leeds, Sheffield and York – boast a range of cultural accolades among them, including two recent UK City of Culture nods. Great nightlife, supportive communities and excellent transport routes make it the perfect hub for studying – no matter your passions or ambitions.

Providers in the Yorkshire and the Humber

City guides

Counties of Yorkshire and The Humber

East Riding of Yorkshire

East Riding of Yorkshire is home to the University of Hull and Hull York Medical School, plus East Riding College and Hull College.

The county is known for its rural delights, like the rolling chalky hills of the Yorkshire Wolds.


Meanwhile, its largest city, Hull, has seen a lot of regeneration, and is a recent ‘UK City of Culture’.

North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire is home to Teesside University, the University of York, and York St John University, plus University Centre Askham Bryan, University Centre at the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group (Selby College), The Northern School of Art, Middlesbrough College, and York College.


North Yorkshire boasts two gigantic national parks, where you can easily feel like the only person on Earth.

Plus, you have spectacular coastline – including spooky Whitby – and historic cities and towns, like historic York, and spa town Harrogate.

South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire is home to the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University, plus Sheffield College.


Its main urban areas – post-industrial Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, and Doncaster – have probably all been namechecked in an Arctic Monkeys song.

Meanwhile, the rugged Peak District National Park will inspire you and raise your heartbeat, whether you're climbing, cycling or hiking.

West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire is home to the University of Bradford, the University of Huddersfield, the University of Leeds, Leeds Arts University, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Trinity University, plus Bradford College, University Centre Leeds (Leeds City College), University Centre at the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group (Wakefield College) and Leeds College of Music.

Cosmopolitan Leeds ticks a lot of boxes, including shopping, nightlife, sport, and music.

Meanwhile, West Yorkshire’s cultural treasures include the first UNESCO City of Film, Bradford, and birthplace of the Brontë sisters, Thornton, and two UK Cities of Culture in Leeds and Bradford.