Study Abroad at the University of York

  • University of York has held many distinctions with consistently top rankings, including University of the Year in the UK.

  • York is a well-preserved city of medieval architecture located halfway between London and Edinburgh.

  • University of York offers seminar-based courses and superior teaching.


The University of York offers some of the best teaching of any university in the UK. With consistently top rankings in a variety of subjects, York offers particular strengths to students in history, art history, English, music and historic preservation. The University emphasizes seminar based courses, and personal attention from faculty. Both academic and social life takes place in the residential colleges. A relatively young university by British standards, the campus buildings of tastefully designed concrete, glass and steel provide easy access, making it an ideal choice for students with disabilities.

Located halfway between Edinburgh and London, the city of York is one of England's finest examples of how life was lived in medieval times. With its ancient medieval walls, towering gothic cathedral and narrow, cobble-stoned lanes, the city is an endlessly fascinating window into the past. Students who love history and are committed Anglophiles, will find the charm and quaintness of the city of York and the academic excellence at the University a compelling combination.

CreditsContact a Past Participant

Courses may be selected among various departments. You will earn the following hours of credit:

  • Fall term: 10 credits.
  • Spring two terms: 20 credits.
  • Academic year: 30 credits.

Admission Requirements

GPA Requirements: 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation. You need to submit a complete application including a transcript, letter of recommendation and an advisor's form before your application will be considered.

Applicants to the English department must submit a sample of recent written work (about 1,500 words) on a literary topic.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester: April 20
  • Spring semester: October 15
  • Academic year: April 20