IFSA University of York Partnership

York, England


Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction


Language Prerequisite


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:
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

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.

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 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.

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

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

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.
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 Astrophysics Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Biology Business Chemistry Communications Community Studies Computer Science Computer/Software Engineering Cultural Studies Ecology Economics Education Studies Electrical/Electronic Engineering Elementary Education English Environmental Science/Studies European History Fashion Marketing and Merchandising Finance Foreign Language, Other French Genetics Geography German History Human Resources Human and Child Development International Business International Studies/Affairs/Relations Italian Literature Mathematics Medieval History Microbiology Middle Eastern Studies Molecular and Cellular Biology Music Music Education Music Performance Organizational Management Philosophy Political Science Population Studies/Demography Rhetoric Secondary Education Social Justice Social Work Sociology Spanish Statistics Studio Art Supply Chain Management Sustainability Studies Theater/Drama Translation Women and Gender Studies

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Residence Hall/Dormitory
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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Richard Hull

Assistant Resident Director, England

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Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees

Spring 2020

Program Dates

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
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 2019

Program Dates

Program Start Date
September 26, 2019
Program End Date
December 7, 2019

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
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
Housing is based on placement in Halifax and Goodricke Colleges. Students incur a supplemental fee if placed in Derwent College ($200), Langwith College ($300), Alcuin College ($455), Van Brugh College ($500), Constantine College ($550), or James College ($625).

Estimated Costs

Books & Supplies
Local Transportation
Personal Expenses
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs