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Askham Bryan College

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Description of Askham Bryan College

  • Location: York, England,
  • Year of foundation: 1936,
  • Language of instruction: English,
  • Type: mixed.

Askham Bryan College is a specialized college offering programs for students from 16 years old.

The institution was founded in 1936 as the Yorkshire Agricultural Institute, the first enrollment of students took place in 1948. Now the college offers many courses in the fields of agriculture, animal keeping, veterinary medicine, engineering and many other areas. Students can get a bachelor's or master's degree, a diploma of 1-4 levels.

Faculties and colleges

College programs are divided into areas:

  • Agriculture
  • Animal management,
  • Forestry
  • Equine
  • Floristics
  • Basic training,
  • Horticulture
  • Land, wildlife,
  • Motor sport
  • Awareness-raising,
  • Public services,
  • Sport
  • Veterinary care.

Askham Bryan College has centres in Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Salter and Wakefield.

Scientific achievements

Farm research is a major area of scientific work in college. The institution collects data on around 270 farms in Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cheshire, the largest study of farming in England. The data collected is intended to analyze the needs of farmers and is made available to the government, land management groups and researchers.

Things to know about

The College is collaborating with the best universities in York - University of York and Fera Science on a ten-year BioYorkshire programme that aims to transform the UK's bioeconomy and offer boosting the regional economy, developing sustainable solutions to the most pressing environmental challenges.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Askham Bryan College

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All year round
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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 8500.00 £ / year
from 8500.00 £ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

Residential buildings divide students by placing them based on age. Pupils under the age of 18 live in several buildings:

  • Arkendail and Bishopdale: single rooms with en-suite bathrooms,
  • Escdale, Farndale, Iburndale, Glacierdale and Harewooddale: single rooms with shared bathrooms on the floors,
  • Jervolks: double rooms with shared bathrooms.

On each floor there are kitchens with appliances, living rooms with TV and rooms for self-study.

Students under the age of 18 live on campus throughout the year, including vacations, on a full-board basis – three meals a day that are provided in the college canteens.

For students over 18 years of age are prepared:

  • Coverdale: single rooms with bathrooms,
  • Escdale, Farndale, Iburndale, Glacierdale, Harewooddale and College Main Building: single rooms with shared bathrooms on the floors,
  • Jervolks: double rooms with shared bathrooms.

Some rooms have private kitchens, living rooms, self-study and relaxation areas on the floors.

All students can attend canteens located on campus and use meal cards with an amount of £37 to £52 each week. In the dining rooms, meals are prepared according to a daily menu, including dishes for three meals a day, snacks, hot and cold drinks, pastries and cakes + vegetarian and dietary dishes without allergens. The total annual cost of accommodation and meals will be from 5372 to 6579 £.

Activities Askham Bryan College

During the academic year, there are many introductory events for applicants: morning hours, information evenings, demonstration seminars. Pre-registration is required before visiting.

A number of clubs are open on campus: sports, creative, scientific. Some of them are:

  • Rugby Union,
  • Mixed Martial Arts Club,
  • Badminton Club,
  • Football Association,
  • Film Society,
  • Rock climbing
  • Society for Charity and Volunteering.

Most of the events are organized by the Student Council, its representatives are elected at the beginning of each academic year to represent the interests of all students before the college management.


  • The infrastructure of the campus, conducive to practice in veterinary medicine, animal husbandry, horticulture and other areas.
  • The college is recognized as "Outstanding" for its excellent living conditions.

Facilities and equipment at Askham Bryan College

The York campus is located in the middle of the picturesque countryside, a few miles from the historic center of the city. York is considered one of the best places to study: it has two universities and two colleges that connect students of different nationalities and cultures. The city has many public places that promote self-development and the discovery of new interests: cinemas, concert venues, clubs, museums, restaurants and much more.

York has rail links to London and Edinburgh, which are up to two hours' drive away. International airports are a little closer – an hour away by public transport.

Excellent conditions have been created for studying on campus:

  • Lecture halls,
  • Computer labs,
  • Veterinary Treatment Department,
  • Nursery
  • Accommodation for pets,
  • Yard with small mammals, rooms of rodents and exotic animals,
  • Residential buildings,
  • Canteen, café,
  • Classes for gathering student clubs,
  • Scientific laboratories,
  • Gym and sports halls, climbing wall, outdoor areas with an obstacle course,
  • Animal Management Department with a large nursery and wildlife park,
  • Home farm on an area of 132 hectares, Westfield farm on an area of 185 hectares,
  • Grooming salon,
  • Equestrian center, indoor and outdoor riding stadiums,
  • Arboretum with exhibition hall,
  • Landscape design studios,
  • Engineering workshops.

The Wildlife Park is one of the amazing places on campus, which receives about 20,000 visitors a year. The park is home to more than 100 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish, many of which are endangered in their natural environment. College students work in the park in their spare time, caring for its residents.

On campus there is also a boarding school for dogs: the tinkers provide pets with basic training, care and comfortable living.

The college provides its students with free transport for trips to York and sightseeing nearby attractions.

Admission dates and extra charges

There are three semesters in the academic year:

  • Autumn: September 5-December 16,
  • Spring: January 3-March 31,
  • Summer: April 17-June 23.

Long holidays are provided from the end of June to the beginning of September. Classes are held on weekdays, Saturday and Sunday are considered days off.

Some additional costs:

  • Accommodation, meals – from 5372£,
  • Deposit for accommodation – 300£,
  • Modules separate from the program – £ 1000 each,
  • Re-study of the module – £ 600 for each,
  • Re-evaluation – £ 100 per module,
  • Laboratory materials, equipment – from 100£,
  • Elective trips to courses – from 20 to 2000£,
  • Graduation expenses – from 40 to 50£,
  • Dog training on campus – from £ 16 for a day boarding.

Enrolment process

Applications for admission are accepted in an online format: applicants need to fill out a questionnaire and provide the required documents, and then pass an interview and wait for the results.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

For admission to Askham Bryan College , all international applicants must provide:

  • Personal documents: valid passport, health insurance, visa or residence permit, etc.
  • Certificate of completion of the previous stage of education, transcript,
  • The result of the test of knowledge of the English language. Since the training takes place in English, it is desirable for students to know the language at least B2,
  • Individual achievements (if any).

Scholarships Askham Bryan College

The institution provides many options for financial assistance:

  • Housing scholarship for pupils from families whose income is below £30,000 ,
  • Discretionary scholarship – covers the costs of books, uniforms, transportation, etc.
  • Scholarship for vulnerable students (disability, financial difficulties, absence of parents, etc.) – up to £ 1200 to cover expenses,
  • Entitlement to free meals – up to £3.75 per day per meal at the college,
  • Credit scholarship for advanced students from 19 years old,
  • Funding for childcare.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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