A highly ranked university with a vibrant student life situated in a medieval city

This program will no longer be available after the Spring 2022 term.

The University of York has a reputation for academic excellence and offers some of the best teaching of any British university. This is highlighted in York's current faculty world rankings: 24th for English literature and language, 64th in the world for arts and humanities and history, linguistics, psychology and sociology were all ranked in the world top 100.* 

You’ll benefit from excellent faculty and a small group teaching style, which includes a mix of lectures, seminars, and tutorials. Due to the focused nature of York’s academics—in English, for example, a single course can represent a full credit load while other departments allow up to 4 courses per semester—this study abroad program is a great option if you have a strong background with a particular academic focus.

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019

  • University of York is part of the Russell Group which represents 24 leading UK universities committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivaled links with business and the public sector. It is the nearest equivalent to the US Ivy League, although we are all public institutions.

  • Situated in one of Britain’s finest medieval cities, you’ll enjoy York’s buzzing modernity amid its well-preserved past. Stroll walls built over the same boundaries left by the Romans, explore the narrow lanes of the Shambles, and take in the great stained glass windows of the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe, York Minster. You’ll be surrounded by the impressive countryside like the Yorkshire Dales, the Wolds and the North York Moors—all this, in a small but cosmopolitan city halfway between London and Edinburgh!  

  • The city has a year-round events, including comedy, food and drink festivals, a Viking festival and Science week. It also has an attractive range of pubs, bars and restaurants as well as a thriving cafe culture - afternoon tea at Bettys Tea Rooms is a world famous tradition.
  • You’ll make friends easily through the Students’ Union, home to student clubs and societies and organized events like concerts, films, plays, and lectures. Join an excursion planned by the Overseas Students’ Association or Outdoor Society into the Yorkshire countryside and throughout Great Britain.

  • Learn more about our Arcadia London Center.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Fall 2021 9/24/2021 12/4/2021 15 $21,620 4/20/2021 More Info
Academic Year 2021 9/24/2021 6/25/2022 30-35 $41,730 4/20/2021 More Info
Spring 2022 1/9/2022 6/25/2022 15-20 $30,030 10/1/2021 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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