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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 employability, leadership and advocacy skills. Find out more about summer opportunities and travel awards.

Study abroad

Natural Science students on any pathway are eligible to apply for an additional year abroad.
Natural Sciences has one exclusive exchange, the Maastricht Science Programme (MSP) at:
Teaching is in English.
Please note that students taking the MSci specialising in Chemistry may only apply for a fourth year abroad through the Department of Chemistry.  

University-wide exchanges

Undergraduate Natural Sciences students may also apply to study abroad at one of York’s University-wide partners, which are open to students from most other departments at the University. 

For academic queries, contact your supervisor or the Departmental International Officer, Dr Nathan Wales

Explore University-wide Exchanges

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.

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, Natural Sciences students have also recently been to the following destinations:

Degree UG/PG Country Host organisation Programme Duration
Natural Sciences specialising in Neuroscience UG Denmark Aarhus University Summer School 2 weeks, August
Natural Sciences specialising in Biology and Chemistry UG South Korea Seoul National University Summer School 1 month, June-July
Natural Sciences specialising in Environment and Biology (with placement year) UG Greece Archipelagos Institute for Marine Conservation Work Placement 10 months, Sep-July
Natural Sciences specialising in Archaeology, Biology, and Environment UG Poland Fundacja Rozwój Bez Granic  Travel Award 2 weeks, Jul-Aug