Overview

University of York

City: York
Language of instruction: English
  • In less than 50 years, York has become one of the top ten universities in the UK for teaching and research – and is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world.
  • There are now over 30 academic departments and research centres and the student body has expanded to 13,000. 
  • The University's prime location, in a beautiful landscaped park, within easy reach of the historic city of York, has positioned the University as a world-class destination in which to work and study.
  • Several departments are located in the city centre at the King's Manor in Grade 2 listed buildings, and since 2000 York has added 20 new buildings to its Heslington West campus.
  • Meanwhile, sustainability is key to the University's ambitious campus expansion at Heslington East. This development is now complete, increasing our capacity for student numbers, driving up research income and providing more world-class facilities for the 21st century.
  • From winding cobbled streets, magnificent cathedrals and classic shop fronts - there are a ton of things to do in York!

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsHealth SciencesLand and Food SystemsManagement (UBCO)Science

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)

Who can go?

Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study. Students must have a minimum 70% cumulative average to attend this partnership.

Please research applicable course restrictions on the University of York's exchange website.

Term dates

Autumn Term: Early October to Mid December Spring Term: Early January to Mid March Summer Term**: Late April to Late June

** Term 2 students take both Spring and Summer terms.

Timing

The Departments of Medicine and Law are closed to visiting students. The Department of Psychology is also difficult to transfer in to, unless the student is very advanced and commits to one full year in the program. Restricted/unavailable courses are listed on the department websites, or students can contact the visiting admissions tutor for the department with specific inquiries.

Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

York credits divided by 4 = UBC credits

Passing grade

40

Grading scheme

First-class Honours: 70-100 Upper second-class Honours: 60-69 Lower second-class Honours: 50-59 Third-class Honours: 40-49 Fail: 0-39

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

Course information and restrictions

The Departments of Medicine and Law are closed to visiting students. The Department of Psychology is also difficult to transfer in to, unless the student is very advanced and commits to one full year in the program. Restricted/unavailable courses are listed on the department websites, or students can contact the visiting admissions tutor for the department with specific inquiries.

Full course load information

Normal Courseload: 60 credits per term/ 120 credit per year

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Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Arts
UBC course: ARTH 3rd
Title: Museology and Curatorship
Partner course code: HOA 00031I
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-05-09
UBC course: ENGL 344 (3)
Title: The Shock of the New: Medieval Literature
Partner course code: ENG 001061
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-22
UBC course: ENGL 3rd (3)
Title: From Tennyson to Tolkien: The Middle Ages and Modern Literature, 1840-1940
Partner course code: ENGL 000831
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-22
UBC course: ENGL 3rd (3)
Title: Lost in a Book: Loss and Being Lost in Early Modern Texts
Partner course code: ENG 00086H
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-22
UBC course: ENGL 406(3)
Title: British Science Fiction and Fantasy
Partner course code: ENG 00079H
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-22
UBC course: FILM 371
Title: TV Research Skills
Partner course code: TFT 00046H
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-10-10
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Kingship, Rule and Mythmaking: England, 1065-1307
Partner course code: HIST 2nd year
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-10
UBC course: PHIL 339
Title: Philosophy of Art from Hume to Tolstoy
Partner course code: PHIL 3rd year
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-12
UBC course: PHIL 348
Title: Fron Marx to Critical Theory
Partner course code: PHIL 3rd year
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-12-12

UBC Okanagan

Applied Science
UBC course: ECON 360
Title: Labour Economics
Partner course code: ECO00029M-
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-09
Arts and Sciences
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Gender and Youth Cultures
Partner course code: SPSW 3rd
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-02-20
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Gender, Citizenship and the Welfare State
Partner course code: SPSW
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-17
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Death and Policy
Partner course code: SPSW
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-17
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Sustainable Development & Social Inclusion
Partner course code: SPSW
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-17
UBC course: BIOL 308
Title: Population Biology
Partner course code: BIO 000371
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-24
UBC course: BIOL 318
Title: Immunology
Partner course code: BIO 00002I
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-16
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Environmental Ecology
Partner course code: BIO 000051
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-24
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Ecological Genetics
Partner course code: BIO 00012H
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-24
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Evolutionary Ecology
Partner course code: BIO 00014H
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-24
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Evolutionary and population genetics
Partner course code: BIO 00017I
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-16
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Species-Environment Interactions
Partner course code: BIO 00022I
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-24
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Organisms in their environment
Partner course code: BIO 00036I
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-07
UBC course: BIOL 422
Title: Conservation Ecology & Biodiversity
Partner course code: BIO 00010H
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-24
UBC course: BIOL 459
Title: Behavioural Ecology
Partner course code: BIO 00020I
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-16
UBC course: CULT 2nd
Title: The Discipline of Genre
Partner course code: TFT 00008I
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-10-10
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Neuroscience
Partner course code: BIO 000091
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-04
UBC course: SOCI 249
Title: SOCIOLOGY OF CRIME AND DEVIANCE
Partner course code: SOC 00003C
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-23
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Division & Inequalities: Race & Ethnicity, Class & Religion
Partner course code: SOC 00020I-A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-11
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: ANALYSING DR-PATIENT INTERACTION
Partner course code: SOC 00002H
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-23
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: BODY, IDENTITY AND SOCIETY
Partner course code: SOC 00003H
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-16
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Emotions in the Social World
Partner course code: SOC 00042H
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-13
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Paranormal in Society
Partner course code: SOC 00009H
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-10-10
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: BIRTH, MARRIAGE AND DEATH
Partner course code: SOC 00023H
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-23
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: The Global Transformation of Health
Partner course code: SOC 00041H
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-13
Creative and Critical Studies
UBC course: ARTH 3rd
Title: The Power of the Real in 17th Century Spanish Painting and Sculpture
Partner course code: HOA 53I
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-22
UBC course: ARTH 3rd
Title: Jerusalem in Western Medieval Art and Architecture
Partner course code: HOA 56I
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-22
UBC course: ARTH 3rd
Title: Seeing and Being Seen: English Art in the 14th Century
Partner course code: HOA 62I
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-22
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Shakespeare in Depth
Partner course code: ENG 00091I
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-01-09
UBC course: ENGL 344/3rd
Title: Middle English Romance and Popular Fiction: Gawain to John Wayne
Partner course code: ENG 00042H
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-13
UBC course: ENGL 364
Title: Britons at Work: Gender, Class, and Victorian Culture
Partner course code: ENG 16H
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-05-02
Management
UBC course: MGMT 411
Title: Employment Relations
Partner course code: MAN00037H
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-11-30
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: International Marketing Strategy
Partner course code: MAN00031H
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-11-30
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Supply Chain Management
Partner course code: MAN 00017H
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-09-09
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Globalisation, Politics and Culture
Partner course code: MAN 00023H
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-09-09
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Critical Management Studies
Partner course code: MAN 00025H
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-09-09
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: International Marketing Strategy
Partner course code: MAN 00031H
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-01-25
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Corporate Social Responsibility
Partner course code: MAN 00048H
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-09-09
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Housing

Types of accommodation available

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