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Spotlight: York St John University

Everything Nigerian students need to know about York St John University

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If you’re interested in studying in the UK, York St John University could be the perfect choice for you. Its magnificent campus is located in the historic city of York and is a perfect combination of tradition and modernity. The 11 acre site on Lord Mayor’s Walk faces the world-famous York Minster cross the city walls. The university is known for its academic excellence and high employability rate of its graduates, so you are guaranteed a bright future upon successfully completing your studies.


Student success

Every year there are a number of honorary graduates of York St John University recognised for their outstanding achievements. Last year 95.7% of the graduates were in employment or full-time study within six months after graduating. To get inspired by other Nigerian students currently at York St John, check out the stories of Motunrayo, Aishatu and Joshua.


Campus life

The award-winning York St John campus has undergone a £100 million transformation over the past 10 years with many new high-tech facilities. Newer buildings include De Grey Court and the Fountains Learning Centre which houses the library, IT facilities and a modern lecture theatre. The Foss Building houses a physiology laboratory, a biomechanics lab, a psychology lab, a fitness suite and much more. For all sports enthusiasts there is the Old Johns Rugby Club at York St John and a Rugby Union Football Club based at Nestle Rowntree Park, the York site of chocolate and confectionery maker Nestlé, dating back to 1894.


Degrees at York St John

York St John University offers a range of degrees and courses to suit any professional aspiration. There are pre-sessional English and progression pathways which are designed to help future students enter an undergraduate or postgraduate programme at the university. There is a choice of English Language courses and Research degrees at the stunning campuses in York and scholarships and discounts across a number of programmes are also available.


Entry requirements for Nigerian students

Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees available at York St John are varied and range from Arts and Business, to Health and Theology. Courses start in September and January and we have prepared a list of typical requirements for Nigerian students planning to study here. You will be required to send full transcripts in English with your application and some programmes will have specific requirements, details of which can be found on the individual course pages.


Application and visas

York St John works with a number of agents in Nigeria to provide help and advice on the ground. With a growing community of Nigerian students, the staff ensure all questions are answered in a timely manner while your application is being processed. Once accepted, you will get a CAS document which will be key to applying for the UK visa before arriving for your studies. At York St John you will enjoy a Welcome Week programme, academic and English language support, guaranteed accommodation and access to renown academic well in the heart of England.


The City of York

Did you know that York has a fascinating Viking heritage and a Jorvik Viking Centre which can take you as far back as 948 AD? York Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum and the York Mystery Plays with regular live performances make this city remarkable. For all cultural adventures we recommend heading to the Theatre Royal and the Grand Opera House, or immersing yourself in an arts cinema called City Screen and York Barbican with its spectacular shows.


On a weekend break from studies you are guaranteed a great time at the two national parks, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, both easy to access by public transport. Other nearby places are Scarborough and Whitby, where you will discover English nature at its most beautiful.


Don’t take our word for granted, take a 360 degree tour around the campus and facilities of the beautiful York St John University!

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