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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum Language Requirement: No Requirement Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3 Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility: Junior, Pre-Junior, Sophomore
Type of Program: Exchange Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Andrew Sandefur
Academic Focus: All Academic Focuses, Business and Entrepreneurship, Formal and Natural Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, No or Minimal Language Requirement
Program Description:
Program Overview | Eligibility | Academics | Program Calendar | Housing | Visa | Cost & Financial Aid | More Information

Drexel in England: University of York

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Program Overview

University of York is large public research institution located in the city of York, England. As a member of the Russell Group (Ivy League of the United Kingdom), University of York is ranked in the top 130 in the world, according to the QS World Rankings. The university attracts a diverse student body with 16,000 students. With 20 new buildings since the year 2000, the university is expanding rapidly.
York is in Northeast England in the Yorkshire area. The city is a busy cultural center with year-round events, including a Viking festival, Science Week, and continental Christmas market. The city center is compact, with many shops, restaurants, and nightlife. A mid-size British city, York is home to over 200,000 people. Located half-way between London and Edinburgh, and just over an hour from Manchester, York is one of Britain’s most connected cities. Closer to York, you will find some of the most beautiful countrysides in England.  
For more information about living in York, go to


  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Sophomore status or higher


Course Availability Visiting the "What Can I Study" page to search coursework offered to visiting students at the University of York. For course (called "modules") descriptions, use the Module Catalog, but note that not all courses offered in the Modules Catalog are available to exchange students.

Course Equivalencies
This spreadsheet is a historical list of pre-approved courses Drexel students have taken at York before. Students can choose to take courses from this list, but there is no guarantee that these courses will be offered in the future.

Students are taught and graded by UK faculty at the University of York. Grades are noted as "CR/NCR" on their transcript and will NOT affect their GPA. In order to receive CR, students must earn a "C" or above at the host institution. Students must be a full-time student at the host institution while also taking the equivalent of a full-time load at Drexel.

Program Calendar

The University of York operates on a trimester calendar, and is one of the few exchange programs that fits perfectly in the Drexel calendar for multiple terms. Students can apply for one or two terms at York.

Click here for the York academic calendar.

Fall Term Dates and Itinerary
Program Start Date late September
Program End Date mid December

Winter Term Dates and Itinerary
Program Start Date early January
Program End Date mid/late March


University of York residences are guaranteed to all students who apply for accommodation on time.


U.S. Citizens do not need a visa to go to the United Kingdom for one term. Non-U.S. citizens can verify if a visa is needed on the British Consulate Visa page.

Students who plan to attend York for more than one term will need to apply for a Tier 4 visa.

Cost and Financial Aid

Estimated Program Costs
Review the Estimated Study Abroad Costs page for a list of approximated program expenses.

Tuition & Financial Aid
This is a Drexel sponsored program, thus your Drexel tuition and financial aid remain the same during the term abroad. Students may also want to submit a revised budget to Drexel Central to see if additional funding may be available.

Students who receive Federal Work Study should consider applying for the Study Abroad Online Journalist work study position (only available to students after acceptance).

Those interested in seeking additional funding should review Scholarship & Funding Opportunities. Remember that scholarship deadlines may be much earlier than study abroad deadlines, so plan accordingly.

For more information on these and many other scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarships page.

More Information

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 03/12/2020
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Deadline extended until 3/12/20
Fall/Winter 2020-2021 03/12/2020
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Deadline extended until 3/12/20
Winter 2021 08/01/2020 09/01/2020 TBA TBA

** See NOTE Above*

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