The University of York is a research-intensive university and a member of the elite Russell Group of universities. York international students are part of a diverse and supportive environment, located in a beautiful, historic and unique European city.
Ranked as one of the 100 most international universities in the world by Times Higher Education, the University collaborates with top institutions across the globe on a variety of research projects and initiatives. The York experience will challenge, inspire, develop and support you. Through a combination of excellent teaching, a rich and varied campus life and a cultured city, you’ll have the experience of a lifetime.
Want to learn more? We have compiled our top five reasons for choosing York below and if you wish to begin your application, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK London or Manchester today.
Five Reasons to Study at York
1. Elite Russell Group university
The University of York is a member of the elite Russell Group, a grouping of the most prestigious and research-intensive UK universities group for academic support and learning opportunities for students. York was also recently voted number 1 in the Russell Group for academic support and learning opportunities for international students!
2. The York employability programme
The employability programme York Futures offers a range of activities to help you understand your options and plan for a career you’ll thrive in. You can access tailored support and advice to build a carefully crafted career journey. At each stage you’ll be exposed to new experiences to help develop your skills and career focus.
94% of York graduates enter work or further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey), and in 2018 the University won the 'Best University Employability Strategy' at the Target Jobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards.
3. International reputation and rankings
York is ranked in the world top 100 for Social Sciences and the world top 40 for Arts and Humanities (Times Higher Education World Rankings 2020) and is currently 16th overall in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2021). Since being founded in 1963, York is one of just six post-war universities to have appeared in the world top 100!
4. Gold rated UK university
Rated Gold in the most recent Teaching Excellence Framework, York provides:
- Outstanding academic support that enables all students to progress and succeed in their studies
- A research-strong environment that engages and provides the most outstanding levels of stretch for students in their learning
- Excellent provision of careers support and development of employability skills to ensure very good employment and further study outcomes.
5. Located in the historic city of York
A city rich in history. York is famous for York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe, and for the Shambles, a medieval shopping street which was the inspiration for Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley.
A safe, student-friendly city, York is regularly voted one of the best places to live in the UK because of its high quality of life.
Study at York
Are you interested in beginning your application to study at the University of York? Arrange a free consultation online or in-person at SI-UK London today.