Study abroad at York St John University

Outstanding city campus university, located in the historic City of York, England.

Each year, we welcome over 200 international students from all around the world to study at York St John for a semester or a year (two semesters) on the Study Abroad and Exchange programme. This popular international scheme allows you to take modules here at York St John that transfer back and count towards your degree at your home institution, making it an excellent way to enhance your university experience and broaden your international outlook.

There are three routes into studying abroad at York St John:

  • Erasmus+ Exchange Programme for students studying at one of our Erasmus+ exchange partner institutions. (Please apply through your home institution in the first instance).
  • International Exchange Programme for students studying at one of our worldwide exchange partner institutions. (Please apply through your home institution in the first instance).
  • Study Abroad Programme for non-exchange, fee-paying students worldwide. To find out if we have compatible modules for you, please email studyabroad@yorksj.ac.uk with details of your home institution, your area of study, your current year of study, when you would like to attend York St John and we will respond with information and fees.

 

Study Abroad at York St John Brochure (PDF, 0.6MB)

 

Erasmus Charter for Higher Education

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

Erasmus+ Policy Statement (doc, 25.5kb)

Academic Information

York St John University is known for its academic excellence and responsive nature, always putting the student at the heart of everything it does.

Module Catalogue

Incoming Study Abroad Module Restrictions

 

Schools

We are home to nine Schools:

  • York Business School
  • School of Art, Design and Computer Science
  • School of Education
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Humanities, Religion and Philosophy
  • School of Languages and Linguistics
  • School of Performance and Media Production
  • School of Psychological and Social Sciences
  • School of Sport

 

Modules and credits

We operate a flexible modular structure enabling you to choose the modules most suited to you and your course.

  • A full-time workload is 60 York St John credits per semester.
  • Most modules are worth 10 or 20 credits.
  • 60 York St John credits transfers to 30 ECTS credits or 15 US credits.
  • Please view our Module Catalogue.

 

Teaching and Assessment

You will study alongside our full degree students and complete the same assessments, which are usually written assignments or examinations. An academic transcript of results will be sent to you at the end of your period of study.

Visas

If you are an EU/EAA passport holder, you do not require a visa to study at York St John.

If you are a Non-EU/EAA passport holder and would like to study at York St John for one semester, you require a short-term study visa.

If you are a Non-EU/EAA passport holder and would like to study at York St John for the full academic year (2 semesters), you require a Tier 4 Visa. Following official acceptance to the university, we will send you an email containing your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number which will enable you to apply for a visa to study in England.


Please visit our Visa pages for more information.

Accommodation and Fees

ProgrammeTuition FeesAccommodation
Erasmus+ Exchange Programme
(for students studying at one of our Erasmus+ exchange partner institutions).
No tuition fees Self-catered accommodation in single occupancy rooms at The Grange or Limes Court
Cost: Approximately £100 per week
International Exchange Programme
(for students studying at one of our worldwide exchange partner institutions).
No tuition fees Self-catered accommodation in single occupancy rooms at The Grange or Limes Court
Cost: Approximately £100 per week
Study Abroad Programme
(for non-exchange, tuition-fee paying students).
No tuition fees Self-catered accommodation in single occupancy rooms at The Grange or Limes Court
Cost: Approximately £100 per week

Term Dates

Our academic year is split into two semesters:
Semester one runs from September – December/January.
Semester two runs from January – May.
We welcome students for semester one, semester two or the full year.

 

Academic Year 2016/17

Semester 2  
Arrival day for new students Sunday 15 January 2017
Orientation Monday 16 January 2017
Classes start for Semester 2 Monday 23 January 2017
Last day of class before Easter vacation Friday 31 March 2017
Easter Vacation  
Classes resume Monday 24 April 2017
Exam period 1 - 12 May 2017
End of Semester 2 Friday 19 May 2017
Depart accommodation for those leaving at the end of Semester 2 Saturday 20 May 2017

Academic Year 2017/18

Semester 1  
Arrival Days Semester 1/Year Saturday 9 September or Sunday 10 September 2017
Orientation starts Monday 11 September 2017
Classes start for Semester 1 Monday 18 September 2017
Last day of class before the Christmas vacation Friday 8 December 2017
Depart Accommodation for those leaving at Christmas Saturday 9 December 2017
Christmas Vacation  
Assessment Period (no teaching) Monday 2 January 2018
Exam Period 8 - 12 January 2018
End of Semester 1 Friday 12 January 2018
Depart accommodation for those leaving at the end of Semester 1 Saturday 13 January 2018

 

Semester 2  
Arrival day for new students Sunday 14 January 2018
Orientation Monday 15 January 2018
Classes start for Semester 2 Monday 22 January 2018
Last day of class before Easter vacation Friday 23 March 2018
Easter Vacation  
Classes resume Monday 16 April 2018
Exam period 30 April - 11 May 2018
End of Semester 2 Friday 18 May 2018
Depart accommodation for those leaving at the end of Semester 2 Saturday 19 May 2018

How to Apply

Application Deadlines

30 April (September arrivals)
31 October (January arrivals)


How to apply

Application information will be emailed to nominated students.

Application Documents Required

Copy of passport (photo ID page)
Copy of current academic record/transcript


Application Documents required (for applicants whose first language is not English)

Non-EU/EAA students: Certified Evidence of English Language Level.
EU/EAA students: A letter from your home institution confirming that you are at B2 level of English.

 

Student Support

For information on what to expect once you have been accepted visit the International Student Support page.

 

Contact
E: studyabroad@yorksj.ac.uk