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Student Accommodation

  • Accommodation is guaranteed for all first year students who apply by the deadline date, whether its 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 with wider beds and TVs in the shared kitchens.
  • Bills, contents insurance and Wi-Fi are all included in the price.

Accommodation Costs

Catered from £6,200 to £7,920 per year
Self-Catered from £4,239 to £7,172 per year

Student Life

  • City Population: 198,000
  • Student Population: 15,000
  • Situated in the North of England, York is a vibrant, student-friendly city that combines a heritage spanning the Romans and Vikings to the more recent award of UNESCO City of Media Arts. The city has a population of 200,000, so is big enough to feel cosmopolitan, but small enough to be friendly and easy to get around.
  • York 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.

Culture and Nightlife

  • The historic and cosmopolitan city of York is regularly ranked one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. There is an impressive range of city-centre clubs offering 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 take place throughout the year including, 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 and also leads the York Festival of Ideas – one of the largest free festivals in the UK – in collaboration with city and national partners; in 2017, more than 32,000 people attended 187 events over 13 days.
  • York Racecourse (regularly voted best racecourse in the UK by the Racegoers Club) and York City Football Club provide 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 green and open campus is located a short distance from the centre of York, around ten to 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.
  • There is a frequent, fast train service to York on the main East Coast line from London King’s Cross to Edinburgh; and a direct service across the Pennines between York, Leeds and Manchester Airport.
  • York can be reached by coach from many destinations around the country. National Express buses stop at York Railway Station. Nearby international airports are at Manchester and Leeds; plus York is under two hours by rail from London so Heathrow and Gatwick airports are also within reach.