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University of York
York, United Kingdom
York is a busy cultural center in northern England and one of the most historic cities in Britain—the Jorvik Center offers fascinating insights into one of York’s previous incarnations, as a Viking stronghold. But York also has plenty to offer the modern visitor, in terms of cafés, pubs, restaurants, cinemas, theater, live music, and nightlife. If you feel like stretching your legs at the weekend, the Yorkshire Moors and Yorkshire Dales are both on your doorstep. And Haworth, the home of the Bronte sisters, is also within easy reach. Further afield, York lies on the main train line between London and Edinburgh, just a two-hour journey from each.
In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the University of York website.
When looking for courses, be sure that you are looking at courses for undergraduate students only and that you are looking at classes in the correct term of study. As you search through the courses, you will see that each course has a code. Fall only students should look for courses with the two-letter symbol of “Au.” Spring only students should look for courses with a “Sp” and/or a "Su". Academic year students can take courses in any of these terms.
United Kingdom Universities are typically on a three-year system; thus, courses listed as “Level 1,” “Level 2,” and “Level 3” do not necessarily translate into first, second, and third year courses in the American system. Students in the past have recommended taking courses at Level 1 or Level 2. Unlike the U.S. university system, universities in England offer upper-level courses at Levels 1 and 2. Courses at Level 3 tend to be rather advanced, much like our graduate courses, and students should pay particular attention to prerequisite requirements.
You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to York and Rutgers University. That means that you will take 60 York credits or 15 Rutgers credits per semester. The credit translation system between York and Rutgers University is 4:1, meaning a 20-credit course at the University of York will be a 5-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.
For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.
Fall Semester: Late September – Mid-December
Spring Semester: Early January – Late June
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the University of York web page.
*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.
Accommodations and Meals
Students are normally housed in university residence halls in single or en-suite rooms with private or shared baths. There are no “American-only” residences. Accommodations are located on or near campus. Your particular placement is made entirely at the discretion of the University of York. You may choose between housing that includes a meal plan (catered housing), or housing that provides kitchen space in which you can cook your own meals (self-catered housing).
You should not count on being able to stay in your room during official university breaks. You will need to visit University of York Accommodation Office upon your arrival in order to reserve space during university breaks. You may be charged a fee per day for using rooms during the breaks. You may also be asked to change rooms during the breaks so that repairs can be done.
For more information about accommodation options, please visit the University of York web page.
Financial InformationProgram Cost: 2014-2015
For more information about the Program Cost and additional Non-Billable Expenses please download and review the York Expenses Worksheet:
York Spring 2014 Expenses Worksheet
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid and Tuition Remission please visit the Finances section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad withdrawal policy.
Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.
Center for Global Education Global Reach Scholarship- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance.
Center for Global Education Diversity Scholarship- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance.
Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant. For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.
BUTEX Scholarship- Each year BUTEX awards sixteen scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year. The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university. For more information please visit the BUTEX website.
Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.