How to Apply

Step-by-Step Guide to Application (non-languages students)

Studying abroad requires careful consideration, commitment, and planning. We have created the step-by-step application guide below to help you make the right decision. We will be accepting applications for 2018-19 exchanges from Monday 2 December 2019 to Friday 10 January 2020.

1. Read all ‘Outgoing York St John Student’ pages

  • Check where and when you can study abroad with your course
  • Compare and research partner institutions

2. Make an appointment with your York St John Wellbeing Advisor or Disability Advisor (if applicable) to discuss support abroad

3. Attend our Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday 16 October 2019, 2.00pm – 4.00pm in Dinning room extension to find out more and meet former participants and incoming students from our partner universities

4. Make an appointment with a Study Abroad Coordinator to discuss your options. Please note that you must meet with a Study Abroad Coordinator before you apply.

5. Select your first and second choice host institutions

6. Ensure you are fully committed and have considered costs

Applications for departure in 2019/20 are now closed

Personal statement questions include: 

Why do you want to take part in the Study Abroad programme? 
Why should you be selected to go to your first choice institution? 
Why do you think you would be a good ambassador for YSJ University abroad? 

Please prepare your personal statement before you apply, so can copy and paste it. 


For more information, please read:

Study Abroad Application Guide 2019 2020 (PDF, 117KB)
Funding your Study Abroad programme 2019 2020 (PDF, 148 KB)
Sample Budget Study Abroad  (PDF, 66KB)



Applying to study abroad is a competitive process. Your application will need to be supported by your School and will be scored in the following areas:

  • Academic marks: 55 minimum credit weighted mark(non-languages) 
  • Personal Statement


Contact Us (non-academic queries)


Phone: +44 (0)1904 876941


For academic queries, please find our Study Abroad Academic Advisors List  (PDF, 81KB).



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