York College

Our international student arrival day is still to be confirmed for 2021. On this day only, we offer a complimentary airport collection and transfer service from Manchester Airport (MAN) to York College. It is very important that students try to arrive on this day and that they tell us their flight details as soon as they have been booked.

Members of College staff will be at the airport between the hours of 09:00 am and 17:00 pm on these days and coaches will be available at regular times to take you to the College. If you arrive later than 17:00, please let us know as we will make alternative arrangements for your transfer to York.

Once you have arrived at the College, you will be introduced to your homestay provider if you are staying in accommodation arranged through the College. They will take you to your new home. If you have arranged your own accommodation, you will be responsible for travelling to your new address. However, members of College staff will be available to advise you. Taxi fares are reasonable.

If you arrive on any day other than the designated International student arrival day, you will need to make your own way from the airport to your accommodation. There is a train station at Manchester Airport and there are regular direct trains to York. The journey takes approximately 90 minutes.

International Welcome

Your first few days in York will be filled with events, presentations and activities designed to help you settle in and make the most of your time in York. Welcome Week will include:

  • Information about your course
  • Information about the College
  • Meeting your tutors
  • Meeting other students
  • College registration and paperwork
  • An activity day in York city centre
  • Information about the International Social Programme
  • Information on how to register with a doctor and health care in the UK
  • Collection of your Student Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)
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