Study abroad in England at the University of York
As an international student, you are guaranteed accommodation on the University’s landscaped parkland campus for the full duration of your course. You will become a member of one of our eight York colleges from the moment you arrive at the University. Your college is not just a place to live, but a social network that you will belong to for your time at York, and beyond. Many of the colleges are situated around the University’s central lake, with the rest just a short walk away.
The campus is close to York’s historic city center. The North of England’s spiritual capital for 2000 years, York is central to Britain’s colorful history. It is a compact walled riverside city and home to countless world-class attractions, museums and galleries. But the city also has a modern face with bars, nightclubs and live music venues to suit all tastes.
With students from over 100 countries at the University, international students form an integral part of the campus community. The International Students Association (ISA) is an active student body which represents the specific interests of overseas students at the University. As well as helping with any personal, social or administrative difficulties, the ISA also opens up opportunities for international understanding and cultural exchange, with social events such as International Week, along with trips around the country to give you a great British experience.
Back on campus, there is a wide range of extra-curricular activities to get involved in. The University has over 80 societies covering every possible interest, from arts and politics, to the unconventional, such as JuggleSoc, ChocSoc, or the Medieval Re-enactment Society. If volunteering is your thing, why not take advantage of the University’s links to over 100 not-for-profit organizations? Whether you’re looking to gain some valuable experience fundraising for a charity, or see yourself as a mentor, theater assistant, or even a Viking role-player, there’s an opportunity for everyone.
The campus also o ffers 40 acres of playing fields, a Sports Centre with two large sports halls, four squash courts, a dance studio and fitness suite. There are also facilities for a wide range of sports including archery, badminton, basketball, hockey, judo, karate, netball, table tennis, trampoline and volleyball.
-President of the Overseas Students’ Association