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History of Art

Exclusive exchanges 

Undergraduate History of Art students studying abroad for credit-replacing exchange or an additional year abroad can apply to one of the following universities:


University of Vienna
B2 German required, some modules in English available


Peking University 
Study in English or in Mandarin

Please note: You will not be required to speak Mandarin for this exchange. Languages for International Mobility courses are free for students wishing to undertake an international experience.



University of Cologne
B1 German required


University of Florence 
B2 Italian required


Leiden University 
Study in English

South Africa

Rhodes University 

This exchange is available only to Arts and Humanities students

For academic queries, including joint honours options, contact your supervisor or the Departmental International Co-ordinator, Dr Teresa Kittler:

How to apply

Summer abroad

Get a taste of living and working internationally without committing to a full year. Find out more about summer opportunities and travel awards.

Worldwide exchanges

Undergraduate History of Art students may also apply to study abroad on credit-replacing exchange at one of York’s worldwide exchanges, which are open to students from most other departments at the University. 

Explore worldwide opportunities

Postgraduate exchanges


Aarhus University 
Study in English


University of Florence 
B1 Italian required


Lund University
Study in English

For academic queries, contact your supervisor or the Departmental Erasmus Co-ordinator, Dr Teresa

How to apply

Work Abroad

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

Further information can be found on our web page.

Postgraduate opportunities

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

What to expect

Previous destinations

As well as attending International Study Centres, History of Art students have been to the following destinations in recent years:

Previous destinations

DegreeUG/PGCountryHost organisationProgrammeDuration
Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management PG Germany Dombauwerkstatt Naumberg  Erasmus+ work placement 4 months April-Aug
History of Art UG  France University of Paris - Pantheon Sorbonne Erasmus+ study placement Full academic year
History of Art & English UG France Universite Paris Diderot Erasmus+ study placement Full academic year
History of Art & History UG Netherlands  Utrecht University Erasmus+ study placement Full academic year
History of Art PG Netherlands Leiden University Erasmus+ study placement  Full academic year
History of Art UG USA Mount Holyoke College Worldwide Exchange study placement Full academic year