University of York

University of York is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor and Master students of the faculty of Humanities in York, England, United Kingdom.

"York is the perfect city for leisure and culture. It is a Medieval city and has a lot of beautiful buildings (as for example the York minster) and a great city wall to walk on. The university provides really high quality education and support. York itself is a beautiful city with great people, everyone is very nice and very open. I already miss it." - experience from a former exchange student

Student experiences

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General information for exchange students

Course information (undergraduate)

Course information (postgraduate)

Academic calendar

Semester I: approximately late September - late January
Semester II: approximately early February - early June*

* Taught postgraduate students are required to be in attendance over the summer period.

Academic Calendar


Language requirement: Bachelor courses and Master courses. Carefully read the language requirement information from the host university and be aware that an official language certificate such are IELTS or TOEFL might be necessary. Keep in mind the additional cost and time needed to obtain such certificate.


Areas of study open to exchange students

Bachelor and Master level

  • History: Students have to take a majority of their ECTS within the 'Department of History', it is allowed to take up to 30 percent of your courses outside the department. For these courses you need the approval of the other department(s), which depends on your background and places in the module. 

Master level only

  • Medieval Studies: Students can only take courses at the 'Centre for Medieval Studies'. 
  • Gender Studies: Students can only take Gender courses at the Centre for Women's Studies.


Courses at Master’s level

Yes (Gender and Medieval Studies: Master courses only)

Language of instruction


Housing assistance

More information


Estimated living costs per month

Information for undergraduate students

Information for postgraduate students


You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Number of places available
  • Gender Studies: 1 place per year
  • Medieval Studies: 2 places per year
  • History: 3 places per year
Additional information


Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).