You can apply for a study placement at one of our partner universities and some departments offer work placements at degree-related host organisations.

Opportunities by subject

These opportunities may change from year to year so we advise that you think about two or three destinations for your year abroad application at York. When you arrive here, you will be able to attend events and speak to staff about things you should consider when applying for a partner university including:

  • courses offered
  • accommodation
  • finance and funding. 

When researching global programmes and placements you might hear the following options:

Credit-replacing - keeping the same degree length

This option does not add additional time to your degree. Your grades for modules passed at the partner university will be converted back to credit at York. For most credit-replacement programmes for undergraduate students, you apply in your first year, study abroad in the second year and then return for your third and final year.

Additional year

This option is also sometimes referred to as a ‘3+1’. Your degree will last four years and your degree title will reference the year abroad/in industry. Typically you will study abroad in your third year and then return to York for your final year.

If you'd like to explore other opportunities there are alternatives on offer:

You can either apply for the worldwide programmes or department specific exchanges. Browse the opportunities currently available as part of your subject:

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Archaeology
  • Denmark
  • Sweden
Education
  • Switzerland
English and Related Literature
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
Environment and Geography

The following four-year courses have a built-in year abroad:

History
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Sweden
History of Art
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands

The following four-year course has a built-in year abroad:

Law

The following four-year course has a built-in year abroad:

  • Law (opt in to study abroad in year 2) LLB
Management
  • France
  • Italy
Mathematics
  • France
  • Germany
  • Spain

The following four-year courses have a built-in year abroad:

Music
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Greece
  • Sweden
Natural Sciences

Various study abroad opportunities are available depending on your area of specialisation.

The following four-year course has a built-in year abroad:

Philosophy
  • China
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Sweden
Politics
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Spain
Sociology and Social and Political Sciences
  • Finland
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Sweden

How much does it cost?

  • If you go for a year: students on full-year placements pay a significantly reduced tuition fee to York and no tuition fees to the host university.
  • If you go for less than a year: you continue to pay tuition fees at York but pay no tuition fees at the host institution.
  • Help with travel and living expenses: you may be to apply for funding through the University to help with your cost of living whilst abroad. You will still be eligible to apply for Student Finance.

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