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Study Abroad

Academic information

Module information and academic term dates for incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students.

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

We are home to 5 academic schools:

When you join us you will be allocated an academic tutor on arrival, for academic support throughout your exchange.

Modules and credits

You can see a full list of modules for Study Abroad and Exchange students in the module catalogue below. These modules are available for students arriving in September 2022 and are subject to change for 2023/24. Information on modules available from February 2023 will be available shortly.

Study Abroad module catalogue 2022-23 (xlsx 88.9MB)

You must choose your modules from the catalogue above. More detailed information for each module can be found on our online catalogue. Please note that not all modules on the online catalogue are available for incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students.

We operate a flexible modular structure which lets you choose the modules most suited to you and your course: 

  • A full time workload is 60 York St John University credits per semester
  • Most modules are worth 10 or 20 credits.

60 York St John University credits per semester transfers to:

  • 15 US credits
  • 15 Canadian credits
  • 48 Australian credits
  • 16 Japanese credits
  • 15 Korean credits
  • 30 ECTS.

Please check with your home institution for further details. 

Teaching and assessment

You will study alongside our full degree students and complete the same assessments. These are usually written assignments or examinations. 

An academic transcript of results will be sent to your home institution or you (if applicable) after your marks have been confirmed.

English Language and Study skills support 

International students who may need free English language and study skills support should visit the Insessional Support & Language Development page.

Students can access the Insessional Support Language Development Moodle page for advice and resources and Insessional Support Language Development events page for free workshops and discussion events.

Academic calendar

Our academic calendar is split into 2 semesters:

  • Semester 1 runs from September to January (or December if there is an overlap of semester dates with your home institution)
  • Semester 2 runs from January to May.

We welcome students for semester 1, semester 2 or the full year.

Academic calendar 2022-23

Semester 1

 Date
Arrival Days for Semester 1 or full year

Saturday 17 September 2022

Sunday 18 September 2022

Orientation Week Tuesday 20 September 2022
Classes start Monday 26 September 2022
Last day of classes before Christmas vacation Friday 16 December 2022
Depart accommodation for term 1 students Sunday 18 December 2022
Christmas vacation Monday 19 December 2022 to Friday 6 January 2023
Exam period Monday 16 January to Friday 27 January 2023
End of Semester 1 Friday 27 January 2023
Depart accommodation for students leaving at the end of Semester 1 Sunday 29 January 2023

Semester 2

 Date
Arrival Day for Semester 2 Wednesday 1 February 2023
Orientation Days Thursday 2 February to Friday 3 February 2023
Classes start Monday 6 February 2023
Last day of classes before Easter vacation Friday 31 March 2023
Easter vacation Monday 3 April to Friday 21 April 2023
Classes resume Monday 24 April 2023
Exam period Tuesday 30 May to Friday 9 June 2023
Depart accommodation for Erasmus+ students Wednesday 31 May 2023
End of Semester 2 Friday 9 June 2023
Depart accommodation for students leaving at the end of Semester 2 Sunday 11 June 2023

Academic calendar 2023-24

Semester 1

 Date
Arrival Days for Semester 1 or full year

To be confirmed      

Orientation Week To be confirmed  
Classes start To be confirmed  
Last day of classes before Christmas vacation To be confirmed
Depart accommodation for term 1 students To be confirmed
Christmas vacation To be confirmed
Exam period To be confirmed
End of Semester 1 To be confirmed
Depart accommodation for students leaving at the end of Semester 1 To be confirmed

 

Semester 2

 Date
Arrival Day for Semester 2 To be confirmed
Orientation Days To be confirmed
Classes start To be confirmed
Last day of classes before Easter vacation To be confirmed
Easter vacation To be confirmed
Classes resume To be confirmed
Exam period To be confirmed
Depart accommodation for Erasmus+ students To be confirmed
End of Semester 2 To be confirmed
Depart accommodation for students leaving at the end of Semester 2 To be confirmed
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