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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 2021-22 and are subject to change for 2022-23.

Study Abroad module catalogue 2021-22 (xlsx 0.01 MB)

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 2021-22

Semester 1

 Date
Arrival Days for Semester 1 or full year Saturday 25 September 2021
Sunday 26 September 2021
Orientation Week Monday 27 September 2021
Classes start Monday 4 October 2021
Last day of classes before Christmas vacation Friday 10 December 2021
Christmas vacation  
Classes resume Tuesday 4 January 2022
Last day of teaching Friday 21 January
End date for term 1 students   Saturday 22 January 2022 
Exam period Monday 24 January to Friday 4 February 2022
End of Semester 1 Wednesday 2 February 2022
Depart accommodation for students leaving at the end of Semester 1 Wednesday 2 February 2022

Semester 2

 Date
Arrival Day for Semester 2 Thursday 3 February 2022
Orientation Days Friday 4 February 2022
Saturday 5 February 2022
Classes start Monday 7 February 2022
Last day of classes before Easter vacation Friday 1 April 2022
Easter vacation Monday 4 April to Friday 22 April 2022 
Classes resume Monday 25 April 2022
Exam period Monday 16 May to Thursday 27 May 2022
End of Semester 2 Friday 10 June 2022
Depart accommodation for students leaving at the end of Semester 2 Sunday 12 June 2022 

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 Monday 19 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 To be confirmed
Orientation Days To be confirmed
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
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