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York Global Summer Schools

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Join us in summer 2023

Apply to take part in our unique programmes and choose a study option informed by York's outstanding research and teaching.

Our summer timetables also include talks by leading academics, academic, employability and intercultural skills sessions, as well as a busy schedule of field trips, excursions and fun-packed activities.

"Classes were fascinating, captivating, and interactive. I would recommend this programme to anyone wishing to have a more productive and different summer experience."

Mercedes, YGSS 2022

Russell Group University

Experience studying at a leading UK university committed to outstanding teaching, learning and research

Great historic city

Get a slice of life in York, regularly named one of the best places to live and visit in the UK

International community

Meet students and academics from all over the world

Solid skills for life

Learn academic, employability and intercultural skills to help you succeed at university and beyond

Pre-university Summer School

For students aged 16-18 in secondary or further education, who are ready to get a taste of what it means to study at a top university in the UK.

Undergraduate Summer School

For students currently studying at university on any undergraduate (Bachelors) programme, keen to experience our Russell Group university.

What to expect

Find out more about what to expect from your time here, including accommodation, travel and welfare.

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Full programme

Benefit from an intensive, research-led academic programme with a busy, fun and educational excursions and activities schedule.

All-inclusive stay on campus

Stay in your own single study bedroom in one of our colleges. Meals may be included, depending on the programme you choose.

Student travel insurance

Feel safe with our complimentary student travel insurance, which includes special Coronavirus cover.

University certificate

Bag an official certificate of completion from the University of York at the end of your summer school studies.

Guaranteed offer

Receive a conditional offer for the 2024/25 academic year if you successfully complete our Pre-university Summer School programme.

University credits

Earn up to 20 York credits (10 ECTS credits) if you successfully complete the full four-week Undergraduate Summer School.

"I really enjoyed the activities and appreciated the staff, who were very nice, and would always go out of their way to help."

Daniel, YGSS 2022

Get to know York

Explore our campus and city

Our tranquil parkland campus and outstanding study facilities are a safe space for you to be yourself. What's more, our vibrant and historic city is just a short walk away.

Student life

Discover new passions, make friends and learn the skills that will set you up for a bright future.

Are you ready to be part of an unforgettable experience?

Apply to our summer schools. Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.