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Study Abroad

How to apply

Our step-by-step application guide.


Applying to study abroad is a competitive process.

In order to be considered for the progamme, you need to meet the selection criteria below:

  • 55% minimum average mark (credit-weighted)
  • Submission of application form and personal statement by application deadline
  • Academic reference to support application.

Step-by-step guide (non-languages students)

Do your research

Studying abroad requires careful consideration, commitment, and planning. Read through the information for outgoing students on our website. You will need to:

  • Check where and when you can study abroad with your course
  • Research and compare partner institutions.

You will need to make an appointment with your York St John Disability Practitioner or Wellbeing Adviser, if applicable. They can discuss your options for support abroad.

Attend our Global Opportunities Fair

The Global Opportunities Fair takes place in the autumn each year. Please keep an eye on the website and emails for more information.

Talk to us

It is essential that you meet with a Study Abroad Coordinator before you apply to discuss your options.

Book an appointment

You may also want to discuss any academic queries with your Study Abroad Academic Advisor. You can find out who your Academic Advisor is on the Study Abroad support page.

Decide your destination

Decide on your first, second and third choice host institutions.

Make sure you are fully committed and have considered costs and funding for your trip.

Submit your application

Applications are closed for this year.

Applications are usually open from December to mid-January.

Contact for an application form.

Watch our video for advice on completing your application: Application form guidance (YouTube)

You can prepare your personal statement in advance. Personal statement questions include:

  • Why do you want to take part in the Study Abroad programme? 
  •  How do you think this experience will develop you professionally and personally?
  •  Why do you think you would be a good ambassador for YSJ University abroad? 

For help with your personal statement, watch LaunchPad's video on goal setting (YouTube)

Contact us

Study Abroad team (non-academic enquiries)

Telephone: +44 (0) 1904 876 941

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