Companies have an increasingly global outlook. This is creating a growth in the demand for chemistry graduates with international experience, language skills and who have direct experience of living in another culture.
As well as the career advantages of the year of study abroad, it also represents an opportunity:
Alice, an MChem with a year in Boston
Lucy, an MChem with a year in Sydney
Bill, an MChem with a year in Mumbai
Our student exchanges bring students from continental universities to York, and give you the opportunity to spend an academic year in a range of countries listed below:
During your year abroad you will have:
The exact programme undertaken will vary according to which overseas University you attend, but all involve a research project. Dr Glenn Hurst, who has responsibility for all our student exchange programmes, can provide details (email: email@example.com).
If you wish to study in France or Germany, where we have exchange agreements with more than one university, your final choice of university can be left until the middle of year 3.
Students can receive financial support to help with extra expenses, such as travel, through the Turing Scheme. View more information on finances.
Students applying for this course are generally required to have a minimum of GCSE grade 5 (B) in an appropriate European language if they are considering a placement at a European university. For placements in countries where the first language is English, or where English is widely spoken, there is no requirement for an additional language qualification. View further details of York study-abroad opportunities.
Outside of the academic year there are opportunities for students to take part in International Study Centres, Summer Schools or apply for funding to help with independent summer projects. For more information on these opportunities please contact the Centre for Global Programmes firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their web pages.
Our free online Exploring Everyday Chemistry - our UCAS offer holders can get full access to the course material
I am really enjoying my year abroad in Boston, and I am very grateful that I can be the first from York to come to this placement
Alice, Year 4 MChem (Abroad)
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