The ERASMUS Programme

As a student at York, you will get the unique chance to spend the whole of your second year at a top university in another European country in order to immerse yourself completely in its culture, language, and especially, art.

This opportunity is provided by the Erasmus scheme, a European programme designed to promote study abroad within the European Union (although it also extends to some countries outside the Union).

Windmill in Leiden, NetherlandsCurrently you can study at one of our partner institutions:

University of Florence, Italy 

The Erasmus scheme in Art History is co-ordinated by Dr Cadence Kinsey Information on this scheme is also available from the Centre for Global Programmes.

Why would you be interested?

  • To come into close contact with a foreign culture and art
  • To develop your spoken and written language skills
  • To take lectures and courses on topics that are not covered in as much detail in York
  • To gain self-confidence
If you would like to read comments from students who have undertaken an Erasmus placement, take a look at the Experience Erasmus website, where you will find comments by country.

You may also want to look at the iAgora website where students review particular institutions and give scores and comments on various aspects of the experience such as the physical and social environment and the academic experience.