The University of York was established in 1963 with 200 students, there are now approximately 12,000 students. York is one of Britain’s top ten universities and ranks 70th in the world. However due to its relatively small size we pride ourselves on a commitment to providing a personal touch to its students in terms of academic and pastoral care.
York has always been highly rated for the standards of its teaching, and its outstanding performance in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise is also recognition of the world-leading research activity in York. Twelve departments were ranked in the top ten in the country with almost all departments in the top 20.
Former students of the University include Editor of the Sunday Times, John Witherow; former Director-General of the BBC Greg Dyke; authors Jung Chang and Helen Dunmore; comedian Harry Enfield, and 10 MPs.
Location and Facilities
The main campus at Heslington is a 200-acre landscaped park, well known for its lake and wildfowl. Here the colleges and academic buildings are on a level site within walking distance of each other. Proximity to the historic city of York makes the University a popular choice and provides a pleasant working and residential environment.
The University has a collegiate system in which most staff and all students are members of colleges. Further information is available at http://www.york.ac.uk/colleges/
We are currently expanding the universities facilities on Heslington East http://www.york.ac.uk/campusdevelopment/heseast/index.htm
List of Departments
There are eight colleges; Alcuin, Derwent, Goodricke, Halifax, James, Langwith, Vanbrugh and Wentworth. Each of the eight Colleges has its own distinctive identity, atmosphere, facilities and history. The Colleges are a focus for our community, both past and present. They have always been an important part of the experience of York, as our alumni will testify.
A complete list of our departments can be found at:
Contact Edwise Centers
There are a number of scholarships available to international students at the University of York. The most important thing to remember is to find out the closing date(s) and apply well before then. Late applications are not usually considered.
Please see our web pages for details of available scholarships:
The majority of students will begin their studies in October 2010, the medical students start in September, and PhD students can take the option to begin in January or April.
Click here to Download Application form