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Student Accommodation

  • Accommodation is guaranteed for all full-time first year students who apply by the deadline date, whether the university is their firm or insurance choice.
  • All accommodation is on, or very close to campus and includes a range of room types, from economy shared bathroom options to premium en-suite rooms which have wider beds and TVs in the shared kitchens.
  • Bills, contents insurance and Wi-Fi are all included in the price.

Accommodation Costs

Catered from £145 to £190 per week
Self-Catered from £109 to £164 per week

The costs above are for the academic year 2019/20

Student Life

  • Situated in the North of England, York is a student-friendly city renowned for its rich history and heritage. With a population of 200,000 the city offers an urban experience while being compact enough to walk or cycle around.
  • The city is home to countless world-class attractions, museums and galleries, independent restaurants and cafés and music venues. A hugely popular tourist destination, historic York is known for its Minster, city walls, JORVIK Viking Centre, National Railway Museum and Clifford's Tower.

Nightlife and Culture

  • An impressive range of city-centre clubs offers R&B, hip-hop, dance, 80s, indie rock, Latin, soul and more. Many have student nights throughout the week and the free Students' Union night bus takes students to and from campus. There are also many bars, cafés and restaurants as well as a variety of pubs.
  • York is a cultural hot spot for drama, film, live music, comedy and the arts, which can be enjoyed at venues such as York Theatre Royal, the Grand Opera House, the National Centre for Early Music and City Screen York.
  • Festivals and activities include the Viking and River Festivals, the York Shakespeare Project and the Aesthetica film festival. The university hosts over 200 Open Lectures annually with world-class speakers. Created and let by the University of York, collaborating with partners, the York Festival of Ideas is one of the largest free festivals of its kind. Its events have included the BBC Reith Lectures, Luma Film Festival, the Laidlaw Scholars event and the popular 3 Minute Thesis, chaired by Greg Dyke.
  • York Racecourse, regularly voted the UK's best racecourse, and York City Football Club, offer exciting spectator sports. There are a variety of gyms and swimming pools, and rowing on the River Ouse is popular.
  • The nearby North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales National Park offer outdoor pursuits, along with nearby historical landmarks, such as Castle Howard and the ruins of Fountains Abbey. The university's Campus West landscape was added to the register of Historic Parks and Gardens by Historic England in 2018.


  • The university's green and open campus is located a short distance from the centre of York, around 10–15 minutes by car or bike.
  • There are regular bus services between the university and York Railway Station and a frequent free bus shuttle service on the campus between Campus West and Campus East.
  • York can be reached by coach from many destinations around the country. National Express buses stop at York Railway Station.
  • A frequent, fast train service operates on the main East Coast line from London King’s Cross to Edinburgh; travel times from London to York is under 2 hours. A direct service runs across the Pennines between York, Leeds and Manchester Airport.
  • Nearby international airports are at Manchester and Leeds; Heathrow and Gatwick airports are also within reach.