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Summer abroad

Spending the summer abroad allows you to get a taste of living and working internationally without committing to a full year. Summer schools or International Study Centres (ISCs) can enhance your global awareness and improve employability, leadership and advocacy skills.

Find out more about summer opportunities and travel awards.

Exclusive exchanges 

Undergraduate Music students studying abroad for credit-replacing exchange can apply to one of the following universities:


University of the Arts Helsinki Study in English

University of Tours B2 French required

Lund University Study in English

How to apply

For academic queries contact your supervisor or International Departmental Co-ordinator Professor Thomas Simaku:

Worldwide exchanges

Undergraduate Music students may also apply to study abroad at one of York’s worldwide exchanges, which are open to students from most other departments at the University. 

Whilst there are no exclusive worldwide exchanges for Music students, the exchange with Rhodes University, South Africa is only available to students from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

Explore worldwide opportunities

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 attending International Study Centres, Music students have been to the following destinations in recent years:

DegreeUG/PGCountryHost organisationProgrammeYear
Music Technology (with a Year in Industry) UG Germany Schalltechnik Dr.-Ing. Schoeps GmbH Erasmus+ work placement 12 months June-June
Music UG Finland Sibelius Akatemia - Sibelius Academy Erasmus+ study placement Full academic year

Music UG USA University of Rochester Worldwide Exchange study placement Full academic year