Accessibility statement

Global You

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At York we aim to provide every student with an opportunity to gain an international experience. Not only will it enrich your educational experience, it will prepare you for a career in a competitive and global job market. 

The Global Opportunities office (next to Derwent College reception) will be open to visitors for study abroad related enquiries (Monday - Friday, 11am to 1pm, term time only). Our clinic hours for pre-arranged appointments will continue online until further notice.

We will be providing further information and updates on our Finances and funding webpage about Turing Scheme funding in due course. Please do not hesitate to contact if you have any questions.

Why go abroad?

Going abroad by taking advantage of one of our opportunities below will help you to:

  • broaden your cultural and social perspectives,
  • stand out from the crowd (less than 8 per cent of UK students have studied abroad),
  • enhance your employability,
  • boost your self-confidence, independence and ambition,
  • conquer challenges, solve problems and discover new strengths and abilities,
  • develop your language and communication skills, and
  • build up your personal and professional networks.
  • work on skills identified in York Strengths

Study abroad

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Explore all your options for studying abroad.

Summer abroad

Summer courses and travel awards.


Come along to our information sessions in Semester 1 to find out more about opportunities to study, work or volunteer abroad.  See our Global Opportunities events calendar for more details.


Global Opportunities
+44 (0)1904 32 3654


Virtual appointments

Click here to make a virtual appointment to speak to one of our advisors during their appointment hours. We can usually arrange something to suit your timetable outside these hours if necessary.

Work abroad

Thinking of an international placement year or summer internship?

Global skills

Help and advice to plan your time abroad.

Can I get funding?

There are various grants and scholarships available to help fund your time abroad.

  • Exchange programmes: Some scholarships may available to students on our University-wide Exchange Programmes, subject to eligibility criteria. There may also be funding available, through the government's Turing Scheme to help support your studies if you're on a study or work placement as part of your degree.  The Global Opportunities team will contact eligible students with more information as soon as it is available.
  • Postgraduate opportunities: We advertise funding available for postgraduate and Post Doc researchers.
  • Independent travel awards: We have a number of financial awards for students wishing to pursue organised and independent international travel projects during their studies at York.
  • The York Futures Scholarship: Our alumni community fund scholarships which give students access to personal and professional development opportunities, including international mobility. Find out more about the level of support available, eligibility criteria and application deadlines online. 

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