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Politics

Exclusive exchanges

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

Australia

Newcastle University 

New for 2020/21 one place will be made available to Politics students for exchange.

Czech Republic

Denmark

University of Copenhagen 
Study in English

France

SciencesPo Paris and SciencesPo Reims
Study in English and/or French (B2 French required for undergraduate modules in French)

Germany

Universität Konstanz
B2 German required, some modules in English

Hong Kong

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Study in English. One place will be available for politics students in 2020/21.

Netherlands

University of Amsterdam*
Study in English

University College Maastricht*
Study in English

*This exchange is only open to students taking an additional year abroad.

Norway

University of Bergen 
Study in English

Poland

University of Warsaw *
Study in English

*please note that this exchange is not available to History/Politics joint honours students

Russia

HSE St Petersburg 
Study in English

Spain

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
B1 Catalan/Spanish required

Autonomous University of Madrid
B1 Spanish required

USA

Union College

New for 2020/21 one place will be made available to Politics students for exchange

For academic queries, contact your supervisor or the Departmental International Officer, Dr Sara De Jong: sara.dejong@york.ac.uk.

For more information on the History/Politics joint honours 3+1 exchange please contact the History Departmental International Officer, Dr Amanda Behm: amanda.behm@york.ac.uk

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 Politics 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. 

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, Politics students have been to the following destinations in recent years:

Previous destinations

DegreeUG/PGCountryHost organisationProgrammeDuration
Politics with International Relations UG USA Capitol Hill Travel award 3 months June-Sep
Public Administration and Public Policy PG Belgium Red Cross Travel award 2 weeks in July
Postwar Recovery Studies PG Lebanon   Research/Placement 2 months April-June
Politics & History UG France University of Paris - Pantheon Sorbonne Erasmus+ study placement Full academic year
Politics with International Relations UG Australia University of Sydney Worldwide Exchange study placement  Full academic year
Politics UG Denmark University of Copenhagen Erasmus+ study placement Full academic year
Politics with International Relations (with a Year Abroad) UG Canada University of British Columbia, Okanagan Worldwide Exchange study placement  Full academic year
Public Policy: Governance and Development PG Ghana   Research/Placement 1 month August
Public Policy: European Public Policy PG Tajikistan   Research/Placement 3 months June-Aug 
Politics & History UG Thailand   Laidlaw Scholars 2 months July-Sep
Politics UG USA University of Rochester Worldwide Exchange study placement Full academic year
Politics & History UG Hong Kong Chinese University of Hong Kong Worldwide Exchange study placement Full academic year