Choose Hull

Your key to a
brilliant future

Why Hull should be
your first choice

We know things are a bit challenging at the moment, to say the least. But - better days are coming... 

University is a place to feed the heart and the head. Somewhere to develop yourself personally, socially, academically. It’s where you find friends for life. Where you say yes to every opportunity and do things you never dreamed of. It’s your key to a brilliant future. And, when things do return to 'normal', at Hull, you get it all, and so much more.


  • Official University Partner of Team GB
  • A very affordable city for students
  • One campus, everything you need
  • 95.9% in work or study in six months1
  • TEF Silver award for teaching excellence

What a good place to be

Rei Gyaamie, a local band made up of University of Hull students, perform on the BBC Introducing stage at Humber Street Sesh 2019
Four friends clink glasses of lemonade while playing Monopoly in a board games café
Groups of people sit in the sunshine in a beer garden on the Marina in Hull, in front of moored yachts and boats.
A chef at Dope Burger adds sauce as the finishing touch to one of their special gourmet burgers
A group of three friends stop for a selfie in front of the big wheel at Hull Fair.
A gentoo penguin stands on rocks at The Deep
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So many festivals, so little time

Every year, 30,000+ people come to watch 200 bands play at Humber Street Sesh. Pride in Hull is the region’s biggest LGBT+ festival. Then there’s Freedom Festival: a whole weekend dedicated to art, music and theatre.

See what else is on in Hull

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The BoardRoom

Board games and beer: what more do you need? The BoardRoom has hundreds of games to choose from – everything from old classics like Monopoly to an ever-growing list of new games. Speaking of choice, you should see the menu too…

The Marina

A beautiful spot for a peaceful stroll, The Marina is also buzzing with life. Just a skipping stone’s throw away you’ll find the independent cafés, bars, restaurants, shops and art galleries of the Fruit Market.

Take a look around

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More gourmet burgers, less beans on toast

Where’s good to eat? You’ve got big burger joints like Crafted and Dope Burger. A whole world of tastes at places like Thai House, The Greek and Marrakech. And then, the little hideaways: Zoo, Viet Memories, Secret Garden Café…

Discover Hull's best foodie spots

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Hull Fair

The sights, the smells, the lights, the food... For one week in October, one of Europe’s biggest travelling funfairs comes to Hull. You do not want to miss it.

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Dive in at The Deep

Who wouldn’t want to see baby penguins? One of the UK’s biggest and best aquarium is also home to sharks, sawfish and over 3,000 other sea creatures. Plus, your ticket includes free returns for 12 months, so you can go as many times as you like.

Hull’s like nowhere else. Yes, we’ve got big ticket attractions. But it’s the hidden gems waiting around every corner – they’re the reason students fall in love with our city. And here are some of their favourites…


Friends for life

University isn’t just about finding yourself — it’s about finding the friends who become part of your journey. Friends who also like that obscure k-pop band you were sure no one else had heard of. Friends who’ll stay up laughing at nothing with you until 3am. Who are there for you, no matter what. Whoever you are, and whatever you do, there’ll be like-minded people here — you just have to find them.

Find your extraordinary

Extraordinary can be a gold-medal-winning performance in front of millions, or simply being the first to talk in a roomful of strangers. We see it in everyone - it’s why we’re the Official University Partner of Team GB.

What does that mean for you? Exclusive events, guest speakers, placement and volunteering opportunities, and much more…2

Find out more

A room with a view...

...a view of 1,000+ trees, rose-filled lawns, ivy-clad red-brick buildings, and an adorable squirrel population. This is one of the oldest universities in the country, after all. But we’re not just about our history and heritage.

Living in our swish on-campus accommodation, you’ll also have our brand-new gym and sports centre on your doorstep. Plus bars, coffee shops (including Starbucks and Costa), a 7-storey library, a mini-supermarket and a nightclub.

So you won’t need to go rushing all over town to get to your lectures, play sport or get something to eat. Everything’s right here within easy reach. Oh, and speaking of taking it easy…

Do you know Hull’s one of the warmest cities in the north? You’ll know what we mean soon enough. When you’re sat basking in the sun among our trees, flowers and ivy … counting squirrels.

Westfield Court

Stylish, top quality, fully equipped. On top of all the facilities you’d expect, Westfield Court has games, music and big-screen rooms.

The Courtyard

Modern, bright, central. As well as single en-suite rooms, The Courtyard offers rooftop apartments and a bookable MasterChef-style kitchen.

Taylor Court

Small, friendly, convenient. An established and close-knit community, Taylor Court offers the best value for money on campus.

Rose Bowl

This is where it all started. Arguably the most beautiful spot on campus, The Rose Bowl area is also one of the oldest: dating back to 1927.

The Pantry

The most popular place to grab lunch on campus. You’ll find food for every mood here – from hot and hearty meals, to lean greens and grains.

Living on campus

A chance meeting brought Anna, Hannah and Leah together. Watch what happened next…

A student couple look at an item of clothing in a vintage clothes shop in Hull

The price is right

“How will I afford to live?” One of the biggest questions you – and your parents – will ask before you head off to university. Here’s the good news…

Hull’s a really affordable city to live in. You’ll find your money goes a lot further here than in other cities, like London and York.

In fact, just take a look at how we compare:

Price for a loaf of bread



London: £1.13
York: £1.12
Leeds: £0.91
Manchester: £1.03

Source: Numbeo. Prices correct as of May 2020.

Meal at an average restaurant



London: £15.00
York: £12.00
Leeds: £10.00
Manchester: £12.00

Source: Numbeo. Prices correct as of May 2020.

Price of a pint



London: £5.00
York: £4.00
Leeds: £3.80
Manchester: £4.00

Source: Numbeo. Prices correct as of May 2020.

Cinema ticket for a new release



London: £13.00
York: £10.00
Leeds: £8.00
Manchester: £7.50

Source: Numbeo. Prices correct as of May 2020.

Monthly gym membership



London: £41.46
York: £44.54
Leeds: £27.67
Manchester: £26.13

Source: Numbeo. Prices correct as of May 2020.

Making a difference

Nobody said changing the world would be easy, but we’re rising to the challenge every day. Our research makes a real difference to all our lives, and tackles some of the planet’s greatest threats head on. It’s just what we do.

Our groundbreaking research into flood resilience is helping communities around the world

15,000 people signed our #PlasticPledge to help reduce pollution in our oceans.

We're leading the charge for a cleaner world. We'll be totally carbon-neutral by 2027.

A male student sits outside the Library, looking at a laptop and drinking a coffee Student Holly Cockerham sits on.a blue bench in the Library's Art Gallery
A girl and her parents talk to a member of staff at a stand at one of our Open Days

We’re here for you

Nothing should get in the way of reaching your personal best. With our team of academics, advisers and experts by your side, there’s no stopping you.

So whether it’s about money, your health or your studies, or you need pointing in the right career direction, you only have to ask.

We won’t meddle, we won’t pry, we won’t preach. But we will do everything we can to help. Before you arrive, while you’re here, and even after you’ve left.

Help is here

Two students laugh while crashing into another cart on the dodgems at Hull Fair.
Your money can go miles further.
Stundet Lucy stands in front of the ivy-clad Derwent building, and smiles looking at camera.

Cash awards

We've got a range of cash awards, fee discounts and scholarships available, including options for UK and overseas students.

So whether you're studying for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, one of our scholarships or awards could suit your needs perfectly.

Scholarships and bursaries are separate to student loans. And the best bit is, you don’t pay a penny back!

Tell me more

A girl with a purple University of Hull canvas bag over her shoulder speaks to one of our staff with her mum at an Open Day

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Join us at a Virtual Open Event and you might just find this is that place.

Watch a live presentation on your subject, speak to our current students and lecturers, and find out everything you need to know about accommodation, finance, support and more. 

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  1. UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, for the academic year 2016/17 published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency 2018.
  2. Places will be limited and exact details will be provided when available. Some opportunities dependant on your subject.