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Term structure and dates

Berrick Saul Building, university campus

The academic year at York is split into three terms of 10 weeks each.

Visiting Students can come to York for one, two or three terms. For one term students, it is possible to start in October or January. Two term students can study from October-March or January-June. Full-year students are at York from October-June.


  • Autumn Term: 30 September 2013 - 6 December 2013
  • Spring Term: 6 January 2014 - 14 March 2014
  • Summer Term: 22 April 2014 - 27 June 2014 



  • Autumn Term: 29 September 2014 - 5 December 2015
  • Spring Term: 5 January 2015 - 13 March 2015
  • Summer Term: 13 April 2015 - 19 June 2015 

Accommodation is usually available from the Sunday before the start of term.

In the first week we had a lot of informational meetings to get to know the University as well as our supervisors and the contact person in the International Office. This was really helpful because it was clear, that if any problem occurred, there would be someone to help, which is especially useful if one is from a different country.

Janina, Germany

Centre for Global Programmes

Who to contact

Visiting Student Admissions,
Centre for Global Programmes,
Derwent College,
University of York,
YO10 5DD

Tel: +44 (0) 1904 322082

  University of York Global Programmes - Visiting Students