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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 2020-21 and are subject to change for 2021-22. 

Study Abroad Module Catalogue 2020-21 (XLXS, 83.1 kB)

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.

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 2020-21

Semester 1

 Date
Arrival Days for Semester 1 or full year Saturday 29 August 2020
Sunday 30 August 2020
Orientation Week Monday 14 September 2020
Classes start Monday 21 September 2020
Last day of classes before Christmas vacation Friday 11 December 2020
Depart accommodation for students leaving at Christmas Saturday 12 December 2020
Christmas Vacation  
No teaching Monday 4 January 2021
Exam Period Monday 11 January to Wednesday 20 January 2021
End of Semester 1 Wednesday 20 January 2021
Depart accommodation for students leaving at the end of Semester 1 Wednesday 20 January 2021

Semester 2

 Date
Arrival Days for Semester 2 Saturday 16 January 2021
Sunday 17 January 2021
Orientation Days Monday 18 January 2021
Classes start Monday 25 January 2021
Last day of classes before Easter vacation Friday 26 March 2021
Easter Vacation  
Classes resume Monday 19 April 2021
Exam Period Tuesday 4 May 2021 to Friday 14 May 2021
End of Semester 2 Friday 28 May 2021
Depart accommodation for students leaving at the end of Semester 2 Saturday 29 May 2021

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  
First day of classes after Christmas Monday 3 January 2022
Last day of teaching Friday 21 January
Exam Period Monday 24 January to Friday 4 February 2022
End of Semester 1 Friday 4 February 2022
Depart accommodation for students leaving at the end of Semester 1 Friday 4 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 To be confirmed
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