Here’s what one of our students has to say about her time at York St. John University:
Jaime-Nicole Raynor-Joyce - student of English Literature
With good facilities, an ideal location and an exciting course - York St John offered everything that I wanted from a University. The University itself isn’t too big so I felt like I would be more than just a number.
I currently live at Limes Court which is my favourite living accommodation offered. It’s a little bit further away from the university than some of the other sites, but that is a factor that I like about it. I always walk to and from university so I have at least forty minutes of exercise a day. I always feel very safe here and it’s very easy to make friends. Click here to Read more.
Founded in 1841 and receiving the title of 'University' in 2006, York St John has a long and proud tradition of educating students. Its campus is just a stone's throw from the vibrant and bustling city centre of York. The 11-acre site is in a beautiful setting facing the world-famous York Minster, where our students can look forward to graduating.
With over GBP 100m invested in the campus in the last ten years this is an opportunity to study in exciting and cutting-edge buildings and facilities, from the renovated Victorian chapel to the award winning De Grey Court. As a relatively small university, we get to know our students well and work hard to help you realise your own potential. Our students leave with a real feeling of not only succeeding academically, but also with a belief that they have grown as a person.
All first years who want to live in our accommodation are usually able to do so. We can also help you find alternative accommodation if required, by providing information on a wide variety of private sector lodgings/houses and flats in York. We offer accommodation in University-owned and managed residences on both a catered and self-catered basis. All our sites are covered by CCTV.
Lord Mayor's Walk
Residences are arranged in small blocks around lawned gardens in the centre of the main campus, just minutes from the city centre. All rooms are single with a washbasin, and bathrooms are shared. Each block has a small kitchen area on each floor. Wi-Fi facilities are available in this accommodation. 10 en-suite rooms have recently been refurbished on this site.
Currently, the semi-catered package for students living at Lord Mayor's Walk provides a catering payment card which you can use around campus as you wish.
Percy's Lane and Gray's Wharf
In September 2008 we opened our fantastic, purpose-built, self-catering accommodation at Percy's Lane. It is split into cluster flats with en-suite facilities, for small groups of students, and self-contained studio flats. All rooms have Internet access.
This en-suite development is seven minutes walk from the main campus. The 25 flats provide 124 en-suite single study bedrooms with links for Internet access. Each flat has a shared kitchen.
This development is about 15 minutes walk from our main campus. It currently offers smart self-catering facilities to 143 students. Each bedroom has Internet access. Kitchens and bathrooms are shared.
The Grange residence is set in its own landscaped grounds about 10 minutes walk from the campus. The 51 flats and 36 houses provide 416 self-catered student rooms. Each house/flat has a shared kitchen and bathroom and some have a lounge area. Wi-Fi facilities are available at the Grange.
How much does it cost?
University self-catered accommodation is available on the basis of a 44, 46 or 48-week tenancy and costs in the region of between £90 and £153 per week. These fees vary according to the category of the room. A weekly catered package will cost between £138 and £164 per week (based on a 33 week tenancy). in the region of £110 per week. This charge is based on a 30-week tenancy. Private accommodation in York can cost between £70 and £80 per week. For more information please visit ouraccomodation page.
Why Choose York St. John
One of the best universities in the UK for student experience
Located in the heart of the City of York
State-of-the art learning facilities, which have undergone a GBP 90 million transformation
Highly qualified and trained teaching staff who really get to know their students
Innovative course options with curriculum designed in tune with industry needs
Loads of exciting and career enhancing activities for students
With students from over 100 countries we have a diverse student community with a strong international student flavour
Dedicated academic and personal support for students
We give you what you need to succeed after university - 91% of our graduates (2012) were in employment or full-time study six months after graduating
York St. John University offers a comprehensive list of undergraduate courses in subjects as varied as Accounting and Finance to Creative Writing and Christian Theology and Music and Tourism.
Click here to view a detailed list of undergraduate courses.
The best way to find out about York St John University is to come along and visit us. Our open days are the ideal opportunity to come and see if York St John is the right place for you. Open Days run from 10.00am to 3.00pm.
Access to Learning Fund – The Government allows us this fund in order to provide discretionary financial help for both full and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate UK students. The fund can help alleviate unexpected financial hardship and students who may be considering leaving higher education because of financial problems are particularly encouraged to apply. This is intended to act as a safety net for those in financial difficulty rather than their main source of income. Unfortunately we cannot meet every application we receive and we cannot always meet all of the costs which you might apply for. Any awards made are non-repayable.
YSJ Hardship Fund – this is a York St John Fund designed to support international and EU students who are not eligible to apply for the Access to Learning Fund. Any awards made are based on the student finding themselves in extreme unforeseen fiancial circumstances.
Stanley Watkin Fund - This is available for individual students to pursue extracurricular sporting activities and development including:
- Travel Costs
- Participation fees
- Kit and Equipment
The maximum amount awarded is £100. This fund does not automatically cover BUCS match fees or Sports Clubs and Societies costs.
Care Leaver/Foyer Allowance – As a care leaver you may be entitled to extra funding from your Local Authority, please visit http://www.gov.uk/ for more information. York St John is recognised by the Frank Buttle Trust and provides extra financial support for students who have been in care or a Foyer Foundation for at least 3 months within 3 previous years before study. The awards are granted on an individual basis.
This is available for Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy students who are UK. EU students can get tuition support only. International (non EU) students are not eligible for NHS funding.
Tuition fees – if you are a home or EU student and have been given an NHS-funded place, the NHS will pay your tuition fees for you. In order for them to do this you must make your application through the Bursary Online Support System (BOSS).
NHS Student Bursary and Grant – this includes:
- a non-means tested grant of £1,000 for all entrants for each year of study. This grant is awarded irrespective of household income and is non-repayable.
- A means-tested, non-repayable bursary of up to 4460 each year. This bursary is paid monthly like a salary for an academic period of 45 weeks during each year of study. Students must apply for this bursary even if they believe they are not entitled to it as it is linked to the payment of tuition fees and the £1000 grant.
Additional allowances – these depend on your circumstances and are added to your NHS bursary:
- Dependents allowance – means tested, for students with dependents (both children and adult).
- Childcare allowance – means tested, for students with dependent children aged 15 or under (or 17 or under for children with special educational needs) on the first day of the academic year.
- Parents Learning Allowance – this will pay students per academic year if they have a dependent child or children.
- Disabled Student’s Allowance (DSA) – Home students who have a disability may be eligible to receive funding to help with the extra costs incurred whilst attending their course which are a result of their disability.
Maintenance Loan - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy students can also apply for a reduced rate Maintenance Loan from the government. This is non means-tested but will need to be repaid once you have left university and are earning over £21,000 a year.