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 semester or a full academic year. After you've completed your studies, we'll issue you with an academic transcript.
You can personalise your learning experience by choosing from a wide range of modules delivered by renowned academics in a supportive teaching environment.
The Visiting Student Programme is about more than exchanges. To find out about the many ways we can offer an international experience to your students check the information for higher education institutions webpage.
Undergraduate Summer School
Our university level programme includes a choice of study modules informed by the University’s research, talks by leading academics, an introduction to the York Strengths Employability Skills programme, academic skills sessions as well as free time activities.
10th in the UK for the quality of our research
in the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking of the Research Excellence Framework (REF)
Russell Group member
one of 24 research-intensive UK universities
- Be inspired by world-leading researchers through our research-led teaching.
- Study in outstanding spaces and state-of-the-art facilities.
- Explore our historic city and discover why it's regularly named one of the best places to live in Britain.
- Enjoy a vibrant social life with over 200 social, cultural, international and religious student-led societies and over 60 sports clubs.
- Thrive in a safe, supportive and global community of students from over 150 countries.
Choosing to study at York has been one of the most impactful moments in my life. I truly consider the experience as a stepping stone to a more professional life.
Tandya Zhafran, Visiting Student in the School of Business and Society
What can I study?
We have a wide variety of subjects that you can study across the University. The interdisciplinary nature of our teaching and research means you can apply to study in two departments per semester, subject to acceptance and timetabling.
Teaching and assessment
Teaching usually involves a mixture of lectures, tutorials, seminars, and for some, courses, laboratory and practical work. The methods of assessment also vary across modules and departments.
Fees and living costs
Our campus boasts a range of places to eat and drink. We also have supermarkets, a bank, hairdressers and sports facilities all available on campus. Typically, your living costs will depend on your lifestyle, and tuition fees vary between courses.
If you'd like to join us as a visiting student, you can apply online. You can save your progress at any point and come back to it at another time, but make sure you submit a full application before the deadline.
In Derwent, the people really make you feel at home; you can study and enjoy life with friends at the same time.
Valimbavaka, MA Public Administration and Public Policy
We provide a wide range of support to you as a visiting student. The Academic Skills Community offers a range of in-person and online help to develop your academic writing skills to a high standard.
An academic supervisor will support you through your studies, and you'll be studying alongside our full-degree students on the same degree modules.
After you accept your place
We will support you as you get ready to start your studies at York. You can attend pre-sessional English Language courses, which are designed to help you improve your language, communication and study skills in preparation for your study at York.
Life after study abroad
Find out everything you need to know about what you can do once you've completed your studies at York.