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Exclusive exchanges

Undergraduate Politics and Global Development students can apply to study abroad as an additional year abroad or credit-replacing exchange.

Please note that the number of places available at each exchange destination can vary from year to year. 


Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)Courses are taught predominantly in Portuguese but also Spanish or English, would suit 3+1 students.

Czech Republic


University of CopenhagenStudy in English


University of KonstanzB2 German required, some modules in English



University of Amsterdam*Study in English

University College Maastricht (part of Maastricht University)*Study in English

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


University of BergenStudy in English


University of Warsaw*Study in English

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


Autonomous University of MadridB1 Spanish required


Lund UniversityStudy in English


Chiang Mai UniversityStudy in English

For academic queries, contact your supervisor or the Departmental International Officer, Dr Philip Roberts:

For more information on the History/Politics joint honours 3+1 exchange please contact the History Departmental International Officer, Dr Alexander Medcalf: .


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.

University-wide exchanges

Undergraduate Politics 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. 

Explore University-wide exchanges

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, Politics students have also recently been to the following destinations:

Previous destinations

Degree UG/PG Country Host organisation Programme Duration
Politics with International Relations (with a year in industry) UG United States George Mason University International Study Centre 2 weeks, July
Politics with International Relations UG Denmark Aarhus University Summer School 2 weeks, July
International Relations UG India Think Education: Go India International Study Centre 2 weeks, August
International Relations UG Uganda Play Action International Travel Award 2 weeks, Aug-Sep 2022
History and Politics (with a year in industry) UG Belgium Confederation of British Industry Work Placement Full academic year