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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. 

As you may be aware, the Turing Scheme for Higher Education project application is now open. The Centre for Global Programmes will make the official application on behalf of the University. 

It is not possible for individual students to make an application and in attempting to do so, this may jeopardise the university’s ability to submit a comprehensive application to support many students. Please therefore do not do anything at this stage. 

Please do not hesitate to contact if you have any questions. 

We’re providing updates about the impact of Covid-19 on our global programmes, so please check the information regularly.

Global programmes during Covid-19

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 Autumn Term sessions to find out more about opportunities to study, work or volunteer abroad.  See our study abroad calendar for more details.


Centre for Global Programmes 
+44 (0)1904 32 3654


Make a virtual appointment to speak to one of our advisors:

European Exchange:

Tuesdays and Fridays 2.00 - 4.00pm email

Worldwide Exchange:

Mondays and Thursdays 2.00 - 4.00pm email

Summer Opportunites:

Thursdays 2.00 - 4.00pm email

Visiting Students:

Fridays 2.00 - 4.00pm email

Work abroad

Thinking of an international placement year or summer internship?

Global skills

Help and advice to plan your time abroad.

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Can I get funding?

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

  • Exchange programmes: A number of scholarships are available to students on our Worldwide Exchange Programme, subject to eligibility criteria, and you may be able to apply for funding to help support your studies if you're on a study or work placement in Europe as part of your degree.
  • Postgraduate funding 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.