York St John University, UK

York St John University (formerly York Diocesan College) is a public university in York, North Yorkshire, England, with a major urban campus. Although it was founded in 1841, it only received university status in 2006. York St John University is descended from two Anglican teacher training colleges established in York in 1841 (for men) and 1846 (for women) respectively (for women). "Ut Vitam Habeant et Abundantius" is the university's Latin motto, which translates to "They may have life and have it more abundantly."The university's Chancellor and Vice Chancellor are Reeta Chakrabarti and Professor Karen Bryan, respectively. It is one of several religiously affiliated higher education institutes.

Theology, nursing, life sciences, and education are the most popular and well-known subjects due to the University's continued religious and educational traditions. The Faculty of Arts has a strong national reputation and was recently named a national centre for excellence in innovation. The site itself just underwent a £91 million renovation, with more planned. In the academic year 2019/20, there were 7,000 students enrolled in nine schools: Art, Design & Computer Science; Education; Health Sciences; Humanities, Religion & Philosophy; Languages & Linguistics; Performance and Media Production; Psychological and Social Sciences; Sport; and York Business School.

Around 100 degree course options are available to students at the foundation and undergraduate levels, including mathematics, data science, biology, biochemistry, nutrition, biomedical science, computer science, film and television production (see filmmaking), media production, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, literature, linguistics, psychology, counselling, business management, marketing, tourism, history, music, music production, art, design, geography, theatre, drama, and theatre management. York Business School provides a variety of postgraduate and post-experience Master's programmes, including a new MBA programme. Theology, education, drama, fine art, film production, music composition, counselling, health, languages, and TESOL are among the other postgraduate subjects available.

The University is situated on a large urban campus in the heart of York, in northern England. York, which was founded by the Romans in 71 AD and is home to one of Britain's two archbishops as well as the magnificent York Minster cathedral, is the religious capital of the North of England. It has a diverse range of architecture, some of which dates back to the old Roman city walls. With various theatre and concert halls, as well as small independent cinemas and eateries, it is a culturally rich city. According to mythology, the city alone has 365 pubs, with larger nightclubs in surrounding cities like as Newcastle and Birmingham.

Services for International Students

There are airport pickups available, as well as an international welcome programme that runs prior to the start of the semester. Visa and immigration guidance is available via the International Office. Pre-sessional courses, weekly discussion classes, and in-sessional programmes are all available at York St John on a variety of levels and at various times. In addition, the Student Union sponsors Global Friends, a society that brings together international and British students to foster friendship.


  • 83rd in the Times University Guide 2022
  • 84th in the Guardian University Guide 2022


All first-year students at York St John are guaranteed housing in University residence. Various types of lodging are available at a number of locations throughout the city, all within a 20-minute walk. The majority of the rooms are single study bedrooms with communal kitchen and bathroom facilities, however there are a few en suite single study bedrooms. The Accommodation Team hosts a Landlords' Event for students interested in living in privately rented housing.


  • Paul Blomfield, Labour Member of Parliament for Sheffield Central
  • Geoff Cooke, former England Rugby International Manager
  • Tom Danby, double Rugby Union & League International
  • Peter Davies, Professor of Economic History and maritime historian
  • Julia Davis, comedy writer and actress
  • Harry Gration, television presenter, best known as one of the main presenters for the BBC Yorkshire regional magazine programme Look North
  • Alistair Griffin, singer/songwriter


York, United Kingdom





International Students

Masters courses, Bachelors courses, Engineering courses, Computers courses, Science courses, Humanities courses, Business courses, BSc, BBA, MBA, MBBS, MS, BE/Btech, MIM

Famous Courses

10,000 GBP

International Fees

The following dates of the session of 2021-22 have been reported by the official academic calendar uploaded on York St John University's website.

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Terms Date 2021-22
Welcome Week 27 September - 1 October 2021
Semester 1 teaching starts 4 October 2021
Degree ceremonies 15 November 2021
Christmas Break 13 December to 27 December 2021
Assessment week (written exams - all levels) 24 - 31 January 2022
Semester 2 preparation week 31 January - 4 January 2022
Semester 2 starts 7 January 2022
Semester 1 Progress and Award Examination Panel 14 March 2022
Easter Break 04 April - 17 April 2022
Semester 1 resits 18 April 2022
Assessment week 23 - 30 May 2022
Semester 2 School Assessment Boards July 04 2022
Progress and Award Examination Panel July 18 2022
Student Success Week 1 August - 5 August 2022
Semester 2 resits 15 August 2022
Summer Vacation  13 June to 26 September 2022


You must have applied for student finance and demonstrated that you have a residual family income of less than £25,000 to be eligible. Before taxes, pension payments, and dependent child allowances, this is your household income.

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