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Exclusive exchanges

Undergraduate Biology students can apply to study abroad on an additional with year abroad degree.

Please note that the number of places available at each exchange destination can vary from year to year. 


Aarhus University

Study in English


University of Grenoble Alpes

English and high B1/ low B2 French required

University of Strasbourg

B1 French required



Radboud University NijmegenStudy in English


Autonomous University of Madrid

B1 Spanish required

University of Valencia

B1 Spanish required

For academic queries, including joint honours options, contact your supervisor or the Departmental International Officer, Han-Jou Chen

How to apply

Summer abroad
Spending the summer abroad allows you to get a taste of living and working internationally without committing to a full year.  Find out more about summer opportunities and travel awards.

University-wide Exchanges

Undergraduate Biology students may also apply to study abroad for an additional year or on credit-replacing exchange at one of York’s University-wide partners, which are open to students from most other departments at the University.

Explore University-wide Exchanges 

Work abroad

Explore the Year In Industry, Placement Year options, or summer international internships, if you are interested in work opportunities outside the UK.

Find out more about work abroad.

Postgraduate opportunities

Depending on your programme of studies, you may be interested in:

What to expect

Previous destinations

As well as taking part in Study Exchange, Biology students have also recently been to the following destinations:

Previous destinations

DegreeUG/PGCountryHost organisationProgrammeDuration
Biomedical Sciences UG Denmark Aarhus University Summer School 2 weeks, July-August
Biology (with a year in industry) UG France EMBL Grenoble Work Placement 11 months, Sep-August
Genetics (with a year in industry) UG Canada University of Ottawa Work Placement 11 months, Sep-August
Biochemistry (with a year in industry) UG United States Novartis, California Work Placement 7 months, Jan-August