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Summer Schools

Take a look at our summer schools, available again in 2022, where you can sample student life at a fantastic university, fast climbing the ranks, in the beautiful and cultured city of York.

This summer we have introduced an exciting new online summer programme "Exploring Communication and Culture" ideal for international students with any level of English language. It is a 100% online programme, consisting of live, tutor-led, interactive sessions and guided, individual study tasks, allowing you to learn about British culture and communication and our beautiful city of York from wherever you are. Find out more information at the link below.

Exploring Communication and Culture

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation we are unable to offer our usual series of summer school programmes for 2021, however we have highlighted below some basic information about the summer courses, should you want to participate in summer 2022.



Summer Schools at York St John

What you get

Our two-week programmes are offered exclusively to international students. Each course consists of ten academic morning sessions where you'll work towards a final presentation. In the afternoons you will be offered the opportunity to join cultural activities, in or around York, that are related to your choice of studies.

Throughout your time here, you'll be accompanied by our Global Guides. These guides are current students, keen to share their University experience with you and show you around our campus and the beautiful city of York.

With top level tutoring in one of the UK's favourite cities, you will enjoy a fully rounded student experience in a subject you enjoy.


If you're interested in learning more about the theoretical and applied aspects of business, this programme is for you.


Explore British culture, English history, literature and language in this unique course. If you have a keen interest in British culture, literature language and history then this programme is the perfect opportunity for you to analyse such themes, whislt living in one of England's most historical cities.


If you are passionate about education this course will allow you to learn more about the theoretical and applied aspects of Education.


If you have a passion for design, this is the programme for you. On this programme you'll experience a variety of design disciplines. From 3D design to digital design, you'll experiment and learn various practical design skills.


If you’re interested in learning about the English legal system, this programme is for you. You’ll cover a range of topics by combining academic sessions with field trips in the local area.


This is truly a unique summer experience for international students with a passion for the game. Improve your skills with technical and tactical coaching. Experience student life in York and visit some of it's top tourist attractions.

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