If you're already studying at another university, you can apply to spend time at York as a visiting student. During a period of full-time supervised study you’ll have the opportunity to fully integrate into academic and social life here on campus and in the city.

We welcome undergraduate and postgraduate visiting students from across the world. You can join us through individual university partnerships, third party providers and country-specific government initiatives, or as an independent applicant.

You can study with us for one term (typically ten weeks), two terms, or even a full academic year. After you've successfully completed your studies we'll issue you with an academic transcript.

Why choose York?

  • You'll be studying at a highly-rated UK university with an international reputation for teaching and research excellence.
  • An academic supervisor will support you through your studies and you'll be studying alongside our full-degree students on the same degree modules.
  • While you're with us you can take a language courseStudents studying for the full academic year can take a course for credit.
  • We have a range of affordable on-campus accommodation.
  • You'll be a member of one of our colleges, with access to a wide range of social activities.
  • You'll also get to experience life in our beautiful city, regularly voted among the best cities to live in and one of the safest cities in the UK*. It's also a great base from which to explore the countryside and other major UK cities.

* The Complete University Guide Crime in Student towns and Cities (March 2017)

Your steps to joining us


Find out about entry requirements and what you can study.

Choose a course


Read our step-by-step guide on applying to York.

Start your application


Discover what will happen after you accept your place.

Your next steps


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 "York is safe and quiet enough to concentrate on your work, but big enough to enjoy yourself outside of your academic life. There are lots of beautiful historical spots, nice cafes and restaurants, and pubs in town, and it’s a good location to travel throughout the UK. If you want a good academic environment, in a fun and interesting city, York is the place for you.” 

Miyuki, Japan