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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 2023-24

Semester 1

Event Date
Arrival Days for Semester 1 or full year

Saturday 16 September 2023
Sunday 17 September 2023

Orientation Week Monday 18 September 2023 to Friday 22 September 2023
Classes start Monday 25 September 2023
Last day of classes before Christmas vacation Friday 15 December 2023
Depart accommodation for term 1 students Saturday 16 December 2023
Christmas vacation Monday 18 December 2023 to Sunday 7 January 2024
Exam period Monday 15 January 2024 to Friday 26 January 2024
End of Semester 1 Friday 26 January 2024
Depart accommodation for students leaving at the end of Semester 1 Saturday 27 January 2024

Semester 2

Event Date
Arrival Day for Semester 2 Wednesday 31 January 2024
Orientation Days

Thursday 1 February 2024
Friday 2 February 2024

Classes start Monday 5 February 2024
Last day of classes before Easter vacation Friday 15 March 2024
Easter vacation Monday 18 March 2024 to Friday 5 April 2024
Classes resume Monday 8 April 2024
Exam period Monday 27 May 2024 to Friday 7 June 2024
End of Semester 2 Friday 7 June 2024
Depart accommodation for students leaving at the end of Semester 2 Saturday 8 June 2024