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Where will you go?

Brush up on your language skills before you go abroad by registering for a free Languages For International Mobility course. 

York has study exchange partners all over the world; browse global opportunities available to you as part of your degree programme through the opportunities by subject links below. 

Summer Abroad opportunities, including our International Study Centres can also give you the chance to travel to different destinations across the world every year.

Please note that opportunities on our webpages are currently for exchanges available for study in 2022/23 and universities that require a foreign language are listed using the CEFR framework (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2).

Find out more at our one of our events or contact us for a virtual appointment.

There are also several things to consider when you are contemplating where to go abroad and what to do before you apply for a global programme

Search your opportunities by subject

University-wide Exchanges

Students from all departments allowing study abroad can apply for a place at a University-wide Exchange partner. Most of these universities teach across a wide range of subjects area. 

Definitions

When researching global programmes and placements you might hear the following options:

Credit-replacing

Credit-replacing  = Does not add additional time to your degree but your grades for modules passed at the partner university will be converted back to credit at York using a University of York Grade Conversion Table.

You can apply for this scheme once you have started studying in York and applications will open in the Autumn Term for students to go abroad in the next academic year. For most credit-replacement programmes for undergraduate students you apply in your first year, study abroad in the second year and then return for your third and final year. If accepted on credit-replacing exchange, you must discuss the grade conversion process with your department/supervisor prior to your departure.

Additional Year

Additional Year (also sometimes referred to as a ‘3+1’) = a four-year degree programme where your degree title specifically references the year abroad (or year in industry).  

The majority of these programmes have two years at York, the third year abroad and you then return to York for the fourth and final year. If you are going abroad on a programme with an additional year you must understand how you will be assessed for the time abroad prior to your departure. The assessment for this “additional” year will be confirmed by your department and you will need to speak to them about transferring onto this type of degree programme. It is not possible to transfer onto an additional year programme if you have started a replacement credit year.

If you’re unsure which option you can go abroad for, check with your Departmental International Officer, Supervisor or email the Global Programmes team at global-programmes@york.ac.uk

The University of York does not permit travel to any country where the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advise against all travel. At this time, we have suspended all incoming and outgoing mobility with Russian institutions and organisations. This means that the University of York will not approve any independently sourced projects or other mobilities in Russia where institutional documentation is required to proceed and university travel insurance applications will be rejected.