IFSA University of York Partnership

York, England

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Term
Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction

English

Language Prerequisite

None

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: April 15
  • Spring: October 15

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.

Min. GPA for Consideration:
3.0
Typical Credit Load:
12.5 - 20

About University of York Partnership

York is consistently ranked as one of Britain's top 10 universities, and is a member of the elite Russell Group, similar to the Ivy League. Whether you aim to expand your horizon through rigorous classes, or to push past your comfort zone, you'll be part of a diverse and supportive environment, located in a beautiful, historic and unique European city.

University of York Partnership Benefits

  • Study at one of Britain's top 10 universities, a member of Britain's Russell Group of universities, similar to the Ivy League
  • Enjoy a beautiful, self-contained campus along a lake in a charming village, a 20-minute walk from York's city center
  • Increase your employability by participating in the York Strengths Programme
  • Participate in clubs and societies geared to students' cultural, academic, political, religious and recreational interests and enjoy an on-campus sports center and 40 acres of outdoor playing fields
  • Each student is assigned to an academic staff member who acts as advisor on both academic progress and personal welfare
  • An optional dining plan (MAD - Meals in ADvance) offers those in self-catered halls a lot of flexibility to make meals, buy them, or select a combination of the two
  • Program is especially strong for STEM and English majors

The IFSA Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at University of York Partnership

Courses
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.

Fall term
50 York credits = 12.5 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. Many students take classes in the "Languages for All Programme" to fill the 5- or 10-credit gaps in the schedule. 

Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.

Course Restrictions
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. It is strongly advised that students apply for only one department.

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.
Transcripts
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at University of York Partnership
Archaeology Art History Asian Studies Biology Business Chemistry Communications Computer Science Computer/Software Engineering Cultural Studies Ecology Economics Electrical/Electronic Engineering Elementary Education English English Literature Environmental Science/Studies European History Finance French Genetics Geography German Greek (Modern and Classical) History Human Resources Human and Child Development International Business International Studies/Affairs/Relations Italian Latin Mathematics Microbiology Middle Eastern Studies Molecular and Cellular Biology Music Education Music Performance Music Studies Philosophy Political Science Secondary Education Social Work Sociology Spanish Statistics Theater/Drama Translation Women and Gender Studies

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Residence Hall/Dormitory
Meals
Self-catered
Details
You are not required to pay in advance for meals at York, though an optional meal plan is available. You may also eat in any of the colleges on a pay-as-you-go basis or prepare your own meals in your residence hall's shared kitchen. The college dining services provide a variety of food types, including vegetarian and international dishes.

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Dates and Fees

Academic Year 2018

Program Dates

Program Start Date
September 12, 2018
Program End Date
June 22, 2019

Program Fees

Insurance
Included
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the tuition portion of the program fee.

Estimated Costs

(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)

Fall 2018

Program Dates

Program Start Date
September 20, 2018
Program End Date
November 30, 2018

Program Fees

Tuition
$14,950
Housing
$2,025
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$16,975
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the tuition portion of the program fee.

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,200
Meals
$1,170
Books & Supplies
$300
Local Transportation
$150
Personal Expenses
$950
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$3,770

Spring 2019

Program Dates

Program Start Date
January 2, 2019
Program End Date
June 2, 2019

Program Fees

Tuition
$20,375
Housing
$4,600
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$24,975
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the tuition portion of the program fee.
Supplemental Fees
Students placed in Constantine or Langwith College will incur a supplemental fee of $650; students placed in James College will incur a supplemental fee of $1375.

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,200
Meals
$2,430
Books & Supplies
$320
Local Transportation
$325
Personal Expenses
$1,575
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$5,850