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.


The applications for 20/21 are now closed


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

7. Attend the study abroad application workshop, Wednesday 4th December, 2-3 in SK128


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)
Sample Budget Study Abroad  (PDF, 66KB)


In order to be considered for the progamme, applicants are required to satisfy 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


Contact Us (non-academic queries)


Phone: +44 (0)1904 876941


For academic queries, please see our academic avdsior list that will be updated in due course

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