University of York


Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York opened in 1963 with just 230 students. Since then it has 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 elite Russell Group of universities, the University of York is a dynamic, research-intensive university committed to the development of life-saving discoveries and new technologies to tackle some of the most pressing global challenges.


Key Numbers

  • Average tuition fees - £16,000
  • Estimated living costs - £12,295
  • Minimum IELTS score - 5.5 
  • Employment prospects - 83
  • International student ratio - 20%



  • The Times: 17
  • The Guardian: 17
  • QS World Rankings: 135
  • Complete University Guide: 20