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York Global Summer Schools

Experience our exceptional university

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Join us in Summer 2024

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

Catering to learners aged 18+, our summer timetables include a variety of co-curricular sessions designed to enhance your academic, employability and intercultural skills. A busy schedule of fun-packed cultural and social activities complete the experience. 

"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

Undergraduate level

Catering to learners aged 18+ looking to enhance their knowledge and skills within a culture of inspirational teaching and pioneering research at a Russell Group university.

What to expect

Full programme

Benefit from an intensive, research-led academic programme with a fun and engaging schedule of cultural, social and professional development activities.

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.

Safe and supportive environment

York is the 2nd safest city in the England and Wales according to industry body Get Licensed (2023). Our friendly team are here to give you all the help you need and ensure you feel supported during your time with us.

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 undergraduate study at the University of York if you successfully complete our Pre-University Summer School.* *Exclusions and eligibility criteria apply. See here for more details.

Exciting free time schedule

Discover York and Yorkshire through organised cultural visits and day trips, and enjoy regular social activities led by University of York students.

"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.