Worldwide exchange programme

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North and Latin America

North America

We have a number of exchanges in North and Latin America which provide opportunities to spend a year at one of our partner institutions. This can be for replacement credit or as an additional year. Not all opportunities are available for all degree programmes. Please speak to your department or the Centre for Global Programmes for more information.

These guidelines have been produced to help you select the best destination for you academically and personally.

Please note that the number of places available at each institution may vary each year and there may not be any places available at some of our partners.

Reserved places do not exclude students from other departments applying for these opportunities, there are however some departmental specific exchanges.

Please note: The websites listed on these Scheme Guidelines are not intended to represent a comprehensive list. The Centre for Global Programmes cannot be held responsible for the content of external websites.

USA

Beloit College 

Beloit College is a liberal arts college in Wisconcin just over the border from Illinois. Priority will be given to History students. 

There are two places available to York students at Beloit for 2020/21.

University of Denver

The University of Denver sits at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.

This exchange is open to most students, but please check your departmental restrictions.

There is one place available to York students at Denver for 2020/21

Drexel University 

Drexel University is located in Philadelphia. 

There is one place available to York students at Drexel for 2020/21.

This exchange is open to most students but please check your departmental restrictions

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

UIUC is about 140 miles south of Chicago. Priority will be given to History 3+1 students.

There are two places available to York students at Illinois for 2020/21

North Central College - New for 2020/21

North Central College located in Naperville, Illinois, around 35 miles from Chicago.

There is one place available to York students at North Central for 2020/21

University of Rochester

The University of Rochester is located in New York State not far from the Canadian border.

This exchange is open to most students, but please check your departmental restrictions.

There is one place available to York students at Rochester for 2020/21

Union College - New for 2020/21

Union College is a private non denominational liberal arts college, located in Schenectady, New York State.

There are two places available to York students at Union College for 2020/21

Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke College is a womens only college located about 90 miles west of Boston. 

There are no places available to students for 2020/21

The University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania is located in the city of Philadelphia. 

There are no places available to students for 2020/21

Rutgers University 

Rutgers University is located in New Brunswick between Philadelphia and New York. 

There are no places available to students for 2020/21

Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University is a liberal arts college, located in Connecticut. 

There are no places available to students for 2020/21

Canada

University of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus)

The University of British Columbia, Okanagan, campus is located in the picturesque town of Kelowna in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley. 

This exchange is open to most students, but please check your departmental restrictions.

There is one place available to York students at UBC, Okanagan in 2020/21

University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) 

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus is located twenty minutes from downtown Vancouver.

This exchange is open to most students, with one place being reserved for History, but please check your departmental restrictions.

There are two places available at UBC, Vancouver at York students in 2020/21

 Western University (Ontario, Canada)

Western University is located on the banks of the River Thames in London, Ontario.

This exchange is open to most students, but please check your departmental restrictions.

There are two places available to York students at Western for 2020/21

York University (Ontario, Canada)

York University, Ontario is located in the city of Toronto, Ontario.

This exchange is not suitable for students from Computer Science however is open to most other students,please check your departmental restrictions.

There are four places available to York students at York (Canada) for 2020/21

 

Latin America

Language and Linguistic students should check with their department regarding the deadline for applying for the opportunities in Latin America.

Pontificia  Universidad Católica De Chile (PUC)

PUC is located in the city of Santiago, Chile. Priority will be given to Language and Linguistic Science students.

Students will be required to be proficient in Spanish for this exchange.

There are four semester places (or 2 full year places) available to York students at PUC for 2020/21

Universidad de las Americas, Puebla, Mexico (UDLAP)

UDLAP is located near Puebla, 120km southeast of Mexico City. Priority will be given to Language and Linguistic Science students.

Students will be required to be proficient in Spanish for this exchange.

There are eight semester places (or four full year places) available to York students at UDLAP for 2020/21.

Asia

Asia

We have recently increased our exchange links in Asia which provide opportunities for undergraduate students to spend a year at one of our partner institutions.  This can be for replacement credit or as an additional year. Not all opportunites are available for all degree programmes. Please speak to your department or the Centre for Global Programmes for more information

These guidelines have been produced to help you select the best destination for you academically and personally.

Please note that the number of places available at each institution may vary each year and there may not be any places available at some of our partners.

Reserved places do not exclude students from other departments applying for these opportunities, there are however some departmental specific exchanges.

Please note: The websites listed on these Scheme Guidelines are not intended to represent a comprehensive list. The Centre for Global Programmes cannot be held responsible for the content of external websites.

China and Hong Kong SAR

Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)Morningside College is located in Sha Tin a suburb in northeast Hong Kong. Priority is given to students from James and Derwent College to apply to study for a full year. Students from other colleges may apply.

This exchange is not suitable for students from Education. This exchange is open to most other students, but please check your departmental restrictions.

There are two places available to York students at CUHK for 2020/21

Additional Funding Opportunity:

Students of Derwent College can apply for funding up to £250 from the Derwent Development Award, towards the cost of this exchange.

Applications for this bursary will open in April/May 2020, followed by an interview, after which they will be advised as to whether they have been successful.

City University of Hong Kong (CityU)

City University of Hong Kong is located in Kowloon, Hong Kong.

This exchange is open to most students, but please check your departmental restrictions.

There are two places available to York students at CityU for 2020/21

The University of Hong Kong (HKU)

The University of Hong Kong located in Pokfulam, Hong Kong. 

This exchange is not suitable for students from PPE on replacement credit. This exchange is open to most other students, but please check your departmental restrictions.

In addition to the general exchange there are specific places available to York Law School and York Management School students.

There are five places available to York students with an additional two places for law and four places for management students in 2020/21

Peking University, China 

Peking University is located in the Haidian distrcit, northwest of  Beijing. Priority will be given to Philosophy and History of Art students on the additional year programme.

Students studying at PKU on 3+1 degrees will not be required to speak Mandarin. However, students applying to study as an integrated part of their degree will be required to speak Mandarin to HSK level 6.

There are six places available to York students at PKU in 2020/21

Japan

Keio University, Japan

Keio University is located in Minato, Tokyo.

Due to the limited number of English taught modules this exchange is more suitable for students taking an additional year, but please check your departmental restrictions

There is one place available to York students on the Japanese Language Program at Keio for 2020/21

Additional places are available through the Keio International Program (see Scheme Guidelines for details)

Tohoku University, Japan 

Tohoku University is located in Sendai, Miyagi in the Tōhoku region. Priority will be given to MChem students. Other STEM students can apply but please check your departmental restrictions.

Please note: only fluent Japanese speakers (N1 level) are eligible for this exchange.

There are three places available to York students at Tohoku for 2020/21

Waseda University, Japan

Waseda University is located in Shinjuku, the centre of Tokyo. 

This exchange is open to most students on an additional year, but please check your departmental restrictions. Students must have achieved a minimum 60% grade average in their first year to qualify for this exchange.

There are four places available to York students at Waseda for 2020/21. Two places are reserved for History students on additional years.

South Korea

Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 

Seoul National University is located in the southern part of Seoul. 

Due to limited availability of Ebnglish taught modules this exchange is more suitable for students taking an additional year, but please check your departmental restrictions

There is one place available to York students at SNU for 2020/21

Singapore

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)

Nanyang Technological University is located in the western part of Singapore, near the border with Malaysia. 

This exchange is open to most other students, but please check your departmental restrictions. There are reserved places specifically for MChem students.

There are three places available to students at Nanyang for 2020/21, an additional three places are available to MChem students.

National University of Singapore (NUS)

The National University of Singapore  is located in south west Singapore adjacent to Kent Ridge.

This exchange is not suitable for economics students, including PPE on replacement credit years. This exchange is open to most other students, but please check your departmental restrictions.

There are two places available to York students at NUS for 2020/21

Vietnam 

RMIT, Vietnam - New for 2020/21

RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) has campuses in Ho Chi Min City, (Saigon Campus) or Hanoi City Campus, Vietnam. As part of our exchange agreement students can apply to study at either of these campuses.

This exchange is open to most other students, but please check your departmental restrictions.

For the number of places available please see RMIT under the Australia tab above.

 

Departmental Specific Exchanges

Chemistry - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Nanyang Technological University is located in the western part of Singapore, near the border with Malaysia. There are places reserved specifically for MChem students.

There are three places available to MChem students at Nanyang for 2020/21

Law School - Singapore Management University (SMU)

Singapore Management University is situated in the central business district of Singapore. This exchange is for Law students only on additional year.

There are two places available to Law students at SMU for 2020/21

Management School - National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taiwan

National Chengchi University is located in the western part of Singapore, near the border with Malaysia. This exchange is only available to York Management School students for replacement or additional year. (excluding those on the ABFM degree programme)

There are four places available to YMS students at NCCU for 2020/21

Science Faculty - Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan 

Tokyo Institute of Technology is located in the Greater Tokyo area. 

There are up to three places available to York students for 2020/21 

Australia

Australia

These exchanges provide opportunities for undergraduate students to spend a year at one of our partner institutions in Australia. This can be for replacement credit or as an additional year. Not all opportunites are available for all degree programmes. Please speak to your department or the Centre for Global Programmes for more information.

These guidelines have been produced to help you select the best destination for you academically and personally.

Please note that the number of places available at each institution may vary each year and there may not be any places available at some of our partners.

Reserved places do not exclude students from other departments applying for these opportunities, there are however some departmental specific exchanges.

Please note: The websites listed on these Scheme Guidelines are not intended to represent a comprehensive list. The Centre for Global Programmes cannot be held responsible for the content of external websites.

The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is located across Sydney's inner city suburbs of Camperdown and Darlington.

This exchange is open to most students, but please check your departmental restrictions.

There are two places available to York students at Sydney for 2020/21

The University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia is located on the West Coast 5km from Perth on the Swan River.

This exchange is open to most students, but please check your departmental restrictions.

There are two places available to York students at Western for 2020/21

University of Newcastle - New for 2020/21

The University of Newcastle is located three hours north of Sydney

This exchange is open to most students, but please check your departmental restrictions.

There are two places available to York students at Newcastle for 2020/21. One place will be reserved for Politics 3+1 students.

RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) - New for 2020/21

RMIT is located in Melbourne in the south of Australia.

Students from York also have the opportunity to study at the RMIT campuses in Ho Chi Min City, (Saigon Campus) or Hanoi City Campus, Vietnam.

This exchange is open to most students, but please check your departmental restrictions.

There are three places available to York students at RMIT for 2020/21.

South Africa

South Africa

Exclusive opportunity for Arts and Humanities students.

We currently have one exchange in South Africa available for an undergraduate student. This can be for replacement credit or as an additional year. Not all opportunites are available for all degree programmes. Please speak to your department or the Centre for Global Programmes for more information.

Please note that the number of places available at each institution may vary each year and there may not be any places available at some of our partners.

Reserved places do not exclude students from other departments applying for these opportunities, there are however some departmental specific exchanges.

Please note: The websites listed on these Scheme Guidelines are not intended to represent a comprehensive list. The Centre for Global Programmes cannot be held responsible for the content of external websites.

Rhodes University

Rhodes University is located in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. This exchange is only open to Arts and Humanities students, but please check your departmental restrictions.

There are two places available to students from Arts and Humanities on credit replacement or additional year.‌

Russia

Russia

These guidelines have been produced to help you select the best destination for you academically and personally. This exchange is only available for students who are either on or can transfer to a 3+1 degree programme.

Please note that the number of places available at each institution may vary each year and there may not be any places available at some of our partners.

Reserved places do not exclude students from other departments applying for these opportunities, there are however some departmental specific exchanges.

Please note: The websites listed on these Scheme Guidelines are not intended to represent a comprehensive list. The Centre for Global Programmes cannot be held responsible for the content of external websites.

Higher School of Economics (HSE), St Petersburg

HSE St Petersburg is located in St Petersburg, the historical capital of Russia on the Baltic Coast. This exchange is reserved for History and Politics 3+1 students (studying single honours on the four-year 'with a year abroad' programme).

There are two places available to York students at HSE for 2020/21