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Campus allocation

Throughout your first two years as a Hull York Medical School student, you will be based at your allocated campus – the University of Hull or the University of York – and from Year 3 of the Medicine programme onwards, mainly off-site at your placement locations.


Two universities: Same exceptional curriculum

When you receive your offer to study with us, you will be allocated a home campus of either the University of Hull or the University of York, where you will be based for the first two years of your programme.

Campuses are allocated to students by a random ballot.

Both campuses offer a vibrant student experience and a supportive environment in which to study and live. You will follow the same curriculum and obtain the same level of expertise and skills from academics, clinicians, and tutors.

In Years 3, 4 and 5, as you will be undertaking longer clinical placements, your learning continues at our hospital sites. You will rotate around our clinical sites across our region, which may include Hull, York, Scarborough, Northallerton, Middlesbrough, Scunthorpe, and Grimsby.

Currently, students in Years 3 to 5 are expected to maintain accommodation in their home campus city (Hull or York) throughout the programme, but are provided with NHS accommodation for any placement away from their home campus.

Discover life in Hull

Discover life in York

Allam Medical Building, University of Hull campus
Hull York Medical School building at the University of York
Students in a problem based learning session

Requesting a specific campus

Campus allocations are made randomly by ballot. We will only consider requests for a specific campus allocation if you fall into one of the following categories:

  • You intend to live at home and want to study at the campus nearest to you (provided you live within the Hull York Medical School region (as defined below) and within 30 miles of your selected campus)
  • You intend to live on campus and live within the Hull York Medical School region (as defined below)
  • You're already a student at the University of York or the University of Hull when you apply, and want to stay at that campus
  • You have a sibling who is already a student at the University of York or the University of Hull (and who is not in their final year when you apply)
  • You are a student who will be paying the international tuition fee rate
  • You are care experienced. We define a care experienced student as someone who is currently or has been at any point in their past, under the care of their Local Authority. This includes foster placement, in residential care, with adoptive parents or with an extended family member

The Hull York Medical School region covers schools/colleges which are located within the following Local Authority areas:

  • East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Kingston upon Hull
  • North East Lincolnshire
  • North Lincolnshire
  • North Yorkshire
  • York
  • Darlington
  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Middlesbrough
  • Redcar and Cleveland
  • Hartlepool

To make a request, please complete the Campus Allocation Requests online form after attending your interview. The closing date for requests for 2023 entry is 20 February 2023.

We will use the information that you provide in your UCAS application. We are unable to accept campus allocation requests from applicants who move into the area after applying to Hull York Medical School.