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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 we do.

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 or classes for Study Abroad and Exchange students in the module catalogues below. These catalogues are for the 2023-24 academic year, and are subject to change. An up to date catalogue will be sent to applicants each semester to choose classes from.

Study Abroad Module Catalogue 2023-2024 Semester 1 (xlsx, 79.6KB)

Study Abroad Module Catalogue 2023-2024 Semester 2 (xlsx, 98.5KB)

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.

Students have the flexibility to select modules from all schools which are available in the module catalogue emailed out to them, provided they meet the prerequisites and obtain prior approval from their home university.

  • A full time workload is 60 York St John University credits per semester
  • Most modules are worth 20 or 40 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 you or your home institution after your marks have been confirmed and externally verified.

Please read our page on the latest guidance for students on the use of Generative Artificial Intelligence below.

Generative Artificial Intelligence guidance

English Language and Study skills support 

International students who may need free English language and study skills support should visit the Insessional support and 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. A full year exchange can only be undertaken in our Fall Semester (Semester 1) and is not available for our Spring (Semester 2) intake.

Academic calendar 2024-25

Semester 1

Event Date
Arrival Days for Semester 1 or full year

Saturday 21 September 2024
Sunday 22 September 2024

Orientation Week Monday 23 September 2024 to Friday 27 September 2024
Classes start Monday 30 September 2024
Last day of classes before Christmas vacation Friday 20 December 2024
Depart accommodation for term 1 students Saturday 21 December 2024
Christmas vacation Saturday 21 December 2024 to Sunday 12 January 2025
Exam period Monday 20 January 2025 to Friday 31 January 2025
End of Semester 1 Friday 31 January 2025
Depart accommodation for students leaving at the end of Semester 1 Saturday 1 February 2025

Semester 2

Event Date
Arrival Day for Semester 2 Wednesday 5 February 2025
Orientation Days

Thursday 6 February 2025
Friday 7 February 2025

Classes start Monday 10 February 2025
Last day of classes before Easter vacation Friday 4 April 2025
Easter vacation Saturday 5 April 2025 to Sunday 27 April 2025
Classes resume Monday 28 April 2025
Exam period Monday 2 June 2025 to Friday 13 June 2025
End of Semester 2 Friday 13 June 2025
Depart accommodation for students leaving at the end of Semester 2 Saturday 14 June 2025