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York Global Summer Schools

High school programme, July 2022

Join our summer school and experience our exceptional university

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Our summer school is open for all secondary/high school students aged 16-19 who are planning to enter higher education and are ready to get a taste of what it means to study at a top university in the UK.

This unique programme includes a choice of study modules informed by the University’s research, talks by leading academics, an introduction to the York Strengths Employability Skills programme, academic skills sessions to help you get ready for university as well as field trips, excursions and fun-packed activities.

Russell Group University

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

Great 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

You'll learn academic and employability skills to help you succeed at university and beyond

Discover your programme

Our two-week summer school terms are packed with activities.

  • Dive into the subjects that interest you and learn about world-changing research from our leading academics
  • Learn the skills you need to succeed at university and beyond through our unique employability skills programme
  • Explore key places of cultural, geological and industrial interest on field trips
  • Meet students and academics from all over the world
  • Discover the best places in Yorkshire – from city to the seaside
  • Enjoy fun-packed activities led by York students

Subject options

Summer school term 1 (3-17 July)

  • Option 1: Developing Solutions to Environmental Challenges
    with the Department of Environment and Geography
  • Option 2: Exploring the World with Psychology 
    with the Department of Psychology

Summer school term 2 (17-31 July)

  • Option 1: Examining Global Social Problems
    with the Department of Social Policy and Social Work
  • Option 2: Feeding the Future
    with the Department of Biology and Chemistry

Find out more about the programme and eligiblity criteria

Stay on campus

in a single study bedroom with all meals included

Free student travel insurance

with Covid-19 cover to give you peace of mind

Getting to York

fly to any UK airport and we'll arrange your transfer to campus

Visa support

we'll help you check if you need a visa, and support you with your application

Increase your confidence in English

with our optional language programme before you arrive

Certificate from the University

on successful completion of your two-week programme.

Ready for the summer?

Apply to our summer school

Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

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I'd recommend the courses offered by the University of York because they are useful and very informative. You'll get a great experience and a lot of new skills, as well as great support and many new friendships!

Maria Kurkova, Short Courses participant in 2020

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.