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Visiting students research opportunities

You can spend part of your research degree undertaking full-time supervised research as a visiting student at York, before returning to your home university to complete your degree.

You'll have the same level of support for your research as other research students at York. This includes a specialist supervisor who you'll meet with regularly to discuss your progress. You may also take optional skills training and professional development courses and have the opportunity to teach or take part in public engagement activities.

Before beginning your application, you should contact the relevant academic department and identify a supervisor for your research, to ensure that we can provide appropriate support for your project.

Erasmus+ traineeships are for work experience only.  If you're from our existing exchange partners you're eligible to study as non-fee paying visiting student. If you wish to study at York outside of an existing exchange agreement, you must apply as a fee-paying visiting student. 

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Erasmus+ traineeships (work placements)

If you're interested in undertaking an Erasmus+ traineeship at York, you should contact the department you wish to work in to discuss the possibility. Departments are not obliged to accept trainees if they cannot offer suitable work or supervision.

As an Erasmus+ traineeship student you are not registered as a University of York student so you will come to York as a trainee or an intern, rather than as a student.

If your traineeship is approved by the department, a mentor or supervisor will be appointed as your key contact and will be responsible for agreeing a work plan.

Erasmus+ traineeship documents issued by your home university (for example, the Learning Agreement for Traineeships) must be signed by the supervisor in your hosting department at York.

Find out more about visa requirements for Erasmus+ trainees (

Marco Polo Fund

The Marco Polo fund is for students who wish to study outside of Europe. The University of York is unable to accept students who apply under this scheme.

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