Outgoing York St John Students

Study Abroad as part of your York St John University degree

The Study Abroad programme is an enriching opportunity for you to experience living in another country whilst studying abroad at one of our partner universities. This popular programme allows you to spend a semester or a year abroad and earn academic credits that count towards your York St John University degree, at no extra tuition fee or time. 

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Frequently asked questions by Outgoing Study Abroad students, for more information please contact the Study Abroad Team E: studyabroad@yorksj.ac.uk 

Where can I study abroad?

To view where you can study abroad with your course, please visit the Destinations page on the University website. 

When can I study abroad?

The majority of students study abroad during their second year. For more information, please visit the Destinations page on the University website. 

How long can I study abroad for?

Most students study abroad for one semester, however, some courses may offer the opportunity to study abroad for a whole year. For more information, please visit the Destinations page on the University website.

Will studying abroad add an extra year to my degree?

No, you will receive academic recognition for all work successfully undertaken during your study period abroad.

What is the selection process?

Applications will be scored in the following areas:
Academic Marks (minimum 55% credit-weighted average mark required for non-languages students)
Personal Statement

Applications also require School approval.

The University has a limited number of exchange places abroad. This means that you may not be able to go to your first choice destination or be offered a place to study abroad. Priority will be given to students who perform better at the application stage.

Is any funding available?

Funding is available for students who participate in the Erasmus+ programme.

Erasmus+ Grant 18/19 (All students)

€350 per month: Austria, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Luxembourg
€300 per month: Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, France, Belgium

Erasmus+ Grant 18/19 (UK - Disadvantaged Groups)

Additional €120 per month for students from households with an annual income of less than £25 000.
(N.B. YSJ Student Funding will provide us with this information; you are not required to submit any information)

Do I have to apply to the university I’m going to?

Yes, after you have been accepted by York St John University, you are required to apply directly to your host university. The deadlines and processes vary for each host university. You will be advised of the process on acceptance.

Do I need to apply for a Visa?

If you are studying in a European Union university (or Norway), you won't need a Visa. 

For the rest of the world (USA, Japan, Canada, Australia etc.) your host university will let you know if you need a visa and will contact you regarding the process. 

If you are an international student, please contact the relevant embassy (all destinations). 

I receive a loan from a foreign government. Am I still eligible?

If you are the recipient of a loan from a foreign government/organisation, please get in touch with our Finance Office and your loan provider. 

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