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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently asked questions by Outgoing study abroad students, for more information contact the Study Abroad Team E: 

Each programme has a selection of partner universities (some programmes do not offer study abroad options) from which students can choose from. For the complete list please refer to the on the York St John website. 

The majority of students can go abroad during their second year (except Primary Education students who can go abroad during their third year).

Most students study abroad for one semester, however, some courses may offer the opportunity to study abroad for a whole year.

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

We require for non-languages students to have an average credit weighted mark of 55%, to have their application approved by their Academic Advisor, and to write a Cover Letter. 

Furthermore, the University has agreed on a number of students which can be exchanged with all its partners. This means you may not be able to go to your first choice or to study abroad.

Funding is available to students who are participating in the Erasmus + programme, so for students who will study at a European university. Current rates:

Erasmus+ Grant (All students)

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

Erasmus+ Grant (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)

Yes, after being nominated by York St John you will have to apply directly to your host university. The deadlines and requirements will be different for each university. 

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, Australi 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). 

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