Costs & Funding


The UK government and York St John University are committed to promoting Study Abroad by offering a generous York St John University tuition fee reduction for all participants. Tuition fees are not paid to host institutions abroad.

York St John University Tuition Fee Reduction (2017-18 - 2018-19 - Home/EU students)

Year abroad: 85% discount on year tuition fee 
Semester abroad: 25% discount on year tuition fee 


York St John University Fee Reduction (2017-18 - 2018-19 - International students)

Year abroad: 25% discount on year tuition fee
Semester abroad: full-year tuition fee payable to York St John University - no discount available

Travel Grant

If you Study Abroad you may be eligible for a travel grant from Student Finance England, depending on household income, to help fund flights, essential expenses, and visas. Please contact Student Finance England for more information.

Maintenance Loan

You will continue to receive this as usual.

Erasmus+ Grant 2017-18

All exchange students to Europe receive an EU funded monthly grant as follows:

€330 per month to Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Norway, Sweden
€280 per month to Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Spain

Students from households with an annual income of less than £25 000 are eligible for an additional top-up grant of €120 per month. For more information please visit the Erasmus+ website.

An additional Erasmus+ Special Needs Grant is available if you have a disability or special needs and wish to study abroad where participation would not be possible without extra financial support. Please contact the Study Abroad Team for more details. 

£500 BUTEX Scholarship

Each year BUTEX (British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association) award a number of £500 scholarships to students studying outside Europe for a semester or a year. For more information and to apply, please visit The BUTEX website.


Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020

Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020 (PDF, 1MB)



Please ensure you have an up to date passport that expires no earlier than six months after you intend to return. If you are an EU passport holder you do not need a visa to study in Europe. Most other destinations require you to have a visa. The cost and process of applying for a visa is your responsibility and varies depending on your destination. Depending on the country this can be a lengthy process so once you know you have a place on exchange it is important to look into this as soon as possible. You will be provided guidance from the partner university but it will be your responsibility to obtain the correct visa. Neither the Study Abroad team here nor at the partner university are qualified to offer consultations or detailed advice regarding visa applications. Immigration laws are complex and subject to frequent changes. If you do have any visa related questions you will need to contact the appropriate Embassy directly.


Flight costs vary depending on your destination. Please see the Funding section for details on travel grant eligibility.

Course Books

Some courses require you to purchase books whilst abroad.

Accommodation Abroad

You will need to budget for accommodation costs when you are abroad. Accommodation options and costs abroad vary. Most institutions offer university accommodation or guidance on sourcing private accommodation. Your host university will provide you with accommodation options once you are accepted onto the programme. Please visit our partner pages for more information.

One Semester Exchange

If you are considering a semester abroad, we advise against signing a year’s contract for private rented accommodation in York, to avoid double-paying rent. Instead, we guarantee you a room in York St John University accommodation for the semester that you are not abroad