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Uni of York as International Student

Hi everyone:smile: I'm an offer holder for uni of York for psychology, and am very pleased as it was my top choice. However, the tuition rates are slightly stressing me out. My parents said that it's all good and as long as I'm happy they're happy to pay. However, I still feel a bit uneasy.
During my gap year following some medical concerns I kind of had a whole crisis and moved to Italy where I progressed my language knowledge (currently I'm around level B2 and higher) and kind of have been considering staying for uni here...

My question is quite blunt, but would York be worth the international tuition fee? I know uk prospects are much better but there are really good unis in Italy as well, I just nudged myself into a cross-road about this.
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I wouldn't recommend the University of York. If you chose it because the city's quite pretty, the campus is far from the city centre and the campus is not like the city.
European universities outside of the UK that rank more highly than York for Psychology are:
KU Leuven, Belgium
Utrecht, Netherlands
Groningen, Netherlands
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Erasmus, Rotterdam
Zurich, Switzerland
Ludwig-Maximilians Universitat Munchen
Leiden, Netherlands
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin
Maastricht, Netherlands
Alma Mater Studiorium Universita di Bologna, Italy
Tilburg, Netherlands
Universitat Barcelona
Ghent, Belgium
Radboud, Netherlands
Helsinki, Finland
Padova, Italy
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Vienna, Austria
Aarhus, Denmark
Freie Universitaet, Berlin, Germany
HSE, Moscow, Russia
Universite catholique de lovain, Belgium
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Stockholm, Sweden

Source: QS Rankings 2024
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University of York
Hi Halifax, it's lovely that you're considering York. Psychology at York does have a lot going for it; it ranks highly in the QS international rankings and is in the top ten in the UK according to Kaplan and The Times. There's also fantastic facilities including the neuroimaging centre. But you've probably researched all of that already... 🙂 If you want a feel for what it's actually like at the university I'd recommend chatting with some of our current students on Unibuddy. You're always welcome to ask questions here on TSR too and I promise to give honest answers.

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