Physics

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 Physics students studying abroad for credit-replacing exchange or additional year in Europe degree can apply to one of the following universities:

France
University of Lille 1 - Science and Technology B1 French required
University of Strasbourg B1 French required

Germany
Ruhr University Bochum B1 German required
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg B2 German required
University of Münster B1 German required
Heidelberg University B1 German required

Italy
University of Bologna A2 Italian required

Japan
Tokyo Institute of Technology Study in English, credit-replacing
Three full-time places available to York undergraduate science faculty students in 2018/19.

How to apply

For academic queries, including joint honours options, contact your supervisor or the Departmental International Co-ordinator, Dr Jing Wujing.wu@york.ac.uk

Worldwide exchanges

Undergraduate Physics 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

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, Physics students have been to the following destinations:

Previous destinations

DegreeUG/PGCountryHost organisationProgrammeYear
Physics with Astrophysics UG New Zealand University of Canterbury Travel award June-Sept 2018
Physics PG France GANIL Grand Accélérateur National d'Ions Lourds Erasmus+ work placement  Jan-June 2018
Plasma Science & Fusion Energy   PG Japan Kansai Photon Science Institute Research/Placement Oct-Nov 2017
Physics

UG

Romania Extreme Light Infrastructure - Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) Research/Placement Sep 2017
Physics PG Italy University of Bologna Erasmus+ study placement 2016/17
Physics PG Switzerland CERN Research/Placement June-July 2016
Physics UG Germany University of Munster Erasmus+ study placement 2015/16
Physics UG Australia University of Western Australia

Worldwide Exchange study placement

2015/16
Physics & Philosophy UG Germany Heidelberg University Erasmus+ study placement 2015/16