Founded in 1963, the University of York has quickly become one of the world's leading universities, carving out a reputation as an academic powerhouse with a clear focus on excellence in teaching, research and innovation.

With over 12,800 undergraduate and 4,000 postgraduate students, the university’s parkland campus is on the outskirts of the city of York in the north of England. The University has an annual turnover of almost £340 million and employs more than 3,800 staff. Just under a third of the University’s academic staff and 22% of its student body are from outside of the UK.

York is an ambitious dynamic, research-intensive university committed to the development of life-saving discoveries, new technologies and cultural advances to tackle some of the most pressing global issues. The seven pillars of its research strategy align the University’s academic strengths to best meet the great scientific, social and environmental challenges of our time. In the recent UK-wide assessment of the quality of research in universities, 35% of its research was rated as world-leading and a further 48% rated internationally excellent.

The intellectual rigour and global perspective of the University’s research informs its excellent teaching and learning environment. The University’s collegiate system, combined with tailored personal career development support, first class sport facilities and a vibrant free public engagement programme, including the York Festival of Ideas, ensures that the student experience at York is world-class.