We currently exchange students with top-class universities across Europe, North and Latin America, Asia, Australia and southern Africa. Some departments also offer work placements at host organisations.

Go global

Studying abroad gives you the opportunity to experience a completely different academic and social environment. When you arrive at York, you'll be able to attend events and speak to staff about things you should consider when applying to a partner university, including courses, accommodation, finance and funding.

Partner universities may change from year to year so we advise that you think about two or three destinations for your year abroad.

Depending on your degree programme the following options may be available:

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Centre for Global Programmes

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Some departments offer degree programmes with an additional year abroad. These programmes are generally four years with the year abroad in the third year of studies. You would then graduate with the year abroad variant of your degree, helping you stand out to employers.

This is a great way to immerse yourself in another culture while contributing to your York degree. Completing a year overseas does not extend the duration of your York degree, as all studies undertaken are credited towards your York degree.

The credit-replacing year abroad is available in most of our undergraduate degree programmes that do not carry external accreditation.

On your return to York, the grades you achieved abroad are converted to York grades and credits.

I feel the experience of studying abroad for a year has made me realise I am a confident person and I am able to be out of my comfort zone. There were moments where I had to overcome difficulties, both academic and non-academic, and having had this experience I feel if I was in these situations or similar again I would be much better placed to deal with them. I also feel I've gained a better perspective on what I want to achieve in life.

James, MChem Chemistry (with a year abroad)

How much does it cost?

Students who study abroad for a year currently pay a significantly reduced tuition fee to York and no tuition fees to the host university.

You may able to apply for funding through the University to help with your cost of living while abroad. You will still be eligible to apply for Student Finance.

See full funding and eligibility

Explore more opportunities

Go for the summer

Immerse yourself in another culture with a short term course at one of our partner universities.

Learn a language

Build your language skills and cultural knowledge before you go with our free language courses.

Contact us

Centre for Global Programmes

global-programmes@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 323654
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