Study abroad in England with IFSA

University of York Partnership

Program Overview

A member of Britain’s Russell Group, York offers rigorous academics with especially strong English and STEM, and is known for close community ties. The self-contained, lake-front campus is a 20-minute walk from the historic city center. And though there’s plenty to do in the city often voted “best place to live in the UK,” it’s easy to use excellent transportation links to visit the Moors and Goathland (a.k.a. Hogsmeade station), or zip to London by train in just over two hours.

Details in a Glance

Application deadline

October 1

Minimum GPA

3.00

Credit load

12.5 - 20

Housing

Residence Hall/Dormitory

Instruction language

English

Prerequisites

None

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Academics

Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the University of York Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.

To view available courses at the University of York, visit the York online course catalog.

IFSA requires students to enroll in a full course load abroad. Each York credit is equivalent to 0.25 U.S. semester credit hours. For information on the credit weight, please review the information below.

2022-2023 ACADEMIC YEAR

Fall Term

  • 50 York credits = 12.5 U.S. semester credit hours
  • 60 York credits = 15 U.S. semester credit hours

Spring Two Terms

  • 80 York credits (40 per term) = 20 U.S. semester credit hours
  • 60 York credits (30 per term) = 15 U.S. semester credit hours for The York Management School

Most classes at the University of York are worth 20 York credits or 40 York credits. You may have to search to find an appropriate 10 York credit class to complete your schedule.

2023-2024 ACADEMIC YEAR

As of the 2023-2024 academic year, the University of York will adopt a semester calendar model instead of its existing three-term system. Both the fall and spring semesters will provide 60 York credits, or 15 U.S. semester credit hours. All classes will be worth 20 York credits. The fall semester will hold final assessments in January moving forward, but alternative assessments will be offered in December for visiting fall-only students before they depart.

Lab & Field Trip Fees

Please review syllabi and course materials when registering for direct-enroll classes. Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee disclosed in the syllabus or during the first meeting of the class. These fees are not included in your IFSA program fee. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.

You may only apply to study in up to three departments.

Fourth-year (only certain departments) courses require advanced knowledge of the subject area. You may not eligible to take these courses as an undergraduate study abroad student.

ECONOMICS

Economics modules have pre-requisites that should be taken into account when applying to the University of York. Students wishing to apply to this department should have a strong background in the discipline.

HEALTH SCIENCES

The department of Health Sciences and the Hull York Medical School do not currently accept study abroad students.

HISTORY OF ART

As a smaller department, History of Art is very selective and accepts fewer students.

PSYCHOLOGY

Courses in psychology are structured for a yearlong duration. Psychology majors wishing to attend for less than a year will only be able to take social psychology offered by the Sociology or Social Policy and Social Work Departments. Therefore, it is strongly advised that psychology majors wishing to take psychology courses enroll for the full year at the University of York.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Eligibility

  • You must be at least 18 years of age. Students under 18 may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
  • You must be currently attending or recently graduated from a U.S. or Canadian community college, technical college, two-year college, four-year college, or four-year university.
  • You must have completed at least one (1) semester of study at your home institution before the beginning of the semester program or one (1) year of study at your home institution before the beginning of the year program.

Recommendation Letter

Your application to this program will require one (1) academic letter of recommendation.

Visa Requirement

  • A visa is not required for U.S. or Canadian citizens for the semester program.
  • A visa may be required if you are a citizen of another country.
  • A visa is required if you are participating in the year program.

Start your application now by clicking the Apply Now button.

TRANSCRIPT

Upon completion of your program, IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. semester credit hour system. You will also have access to an unofficial transcript in your IFSA Student Portal. The transcript reflects courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost. See our Transcripts page for more information.

Excursions

Program Activities:

Activities and excursions are an important piece of your IFSA experience, designed to pull you into the fabric of the communities you visit and encourage cultural connections of every kind. That said, at times, circumstances beyond our control—including local government regulations and health protocols—could impact our ability to hold these events as planned.

Know that we’ll make every effort to run the activities, trips, and excursions slated for your program. You’ll see detailed examples of previous outings offered during this program below. Keep in mind that the options could look different for your program, and that we cannot guarantee these activities, trips, and excursions.

You are invited to join other IFSA students in London for exclusive activities. Activities are optional, but they are included in your total program fee. They vary each term based on availability, but activities may include:

  • London Pandemics–Past and Present: This event will engage you with both an historic overview and a contemporary look at concepts of community health and global health, with a particular focus on London and the pandemic. You will attend a guest lecture at the IFSA London Flagship, followed by the John Snow Cholera Tour. This tour will take you to the nearby streets of Soho to visit important sites in the story of Dr. Snow and the cholera outbreak in 1854.
  • London Statue Walk: This walking tour includes stops at some of London’s most iconic statues as well as some of its most obscure, weaving in historical, cultural, literary, and political threads as it seeks to put the past into dialogue with the present.
  • Homelessness in London–A Dialogue: This event will explore the realities of homelessness in London from three perspectives. First, you will participate in a dialogue with guest speakers followed by a tour of Central London developed, curated, and delivered by vulnerably housed individuals through Unseen Tours.

Program Excursions:

IFSA excursions are included in your total program fee and though these are optional, most students choose to participate. They vary each term based on availability, but excursions may include:

  • City of Bath Tour: Enjoy a walking tour of historic Bath, including a visit to the Roman Baths and an afternoon tea experience at Sally Lunn’s Historic Eating House.
  • Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral Visits: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Stonehenge is a celebrated and iconic prehistoric monument of standing stones and burial mounds in Wiltshire. Afterward, travel along to Salisbury Cathedral to view one of the four surviving copies of the Magna Carta.
  • Dover Castle Tour: Sitting proudly atop the white cliffs of Dover and looking out over the English Channel, Dover Castle has served as a costal stronghold for more than 900 years. The site showcases its utility throughout different historical eras, from Henry II’s medieval tower and intricate network of tunnels winding behind the white cliffs, to its use as a seat of government, military planning, and wartime hospital during World War II.
  • Seaside Brighton Trip: A site of significance to the 1960’s rivalries between the mods and rockers, and widely recognized as the “gay capital” of the UK, Brighton features the Palace Pier, Brighton Royal Pavilion, historic streets, and bohemian shops. End the day with fish and chips by the seaside.
  • Harry Potter Studio Tour: Explore The Making of Harry Potter permanent exhibit which offers an authentic behind-the-scenes look into the making of the films along with an enchanting guest lecture.

Housing and Meals

Housing

Residence Hall/Dormitory

Meals

Self-Catering

Dates and Fees

Term

Term begins

Term ends

Program costs

Application deadline

Spring 2023

January 6, 2023

June 24, 2023

$25,555

October 1

Fall 2023

Late September 2023

Early December 2023

$24,725 (estimated)

April 15

Spring 2024

Early January 2024

Late June 2024

$25,555 (estimated)

October 1

Academic Year 2023-2024

Late September 2023

Late June 2024

Contact IFSA

April 15

Term

Spring 2023

Term begins

January 6, 2023

Term ends

June 24, 2023

Program costs

$25,555

Application deadline

October 1

Term

Fall 2023

Term begins

Late September 2023

Term ends

Early December 2023

Program costs

$24,725 (estimated)

Application deadline

April 15

Term

Spring 2024

Term begins

Early January 2024

Term ends

Late June 2024

Program costs

$25,555 (estimated)

Application deadline

October 1

Term

Academic Year 2023-2024

Term begins

Late September 2023

Term ends

Late June 2024

Program costs

Contact IFSA

Application deadline

April 15

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