Our short courses and summer schools are for students from around the world. They provide an opportunity to sample life at a leading UK university, located in a beautiful, lively and cultured city.
Open access online courses
Get a taste of studying in York through our short online courses. Develop your English language and a number of other skills, and get the opportunity to interact with our student community.
York Global Summer Schools 2024
Join us in summer 2024 and get a taste of what it means to study at a top university in the UK.
Pre-university Summer School
Our high school programme is open to international students aged 16 to 18 who are planning to enter higher education.
We offer a great combination of academic study options, skills development sessions and free time activities, including field trips, day trips, sightseeing and a lot more.
Undergraduate Summer School
Our university level programme includes a choice of study modules informed by the University’s research, talks by leading academics, an introduction to the York Strengths Employability Skills programme, academic skills sessions as well as free time activities.
We work with our partner universities to provide courses that suit your requirements. Our courses include classroom study as well as trips to places of local and historical interest.
- Summer schools: typically two-week courses focusing on an academic discipline.
- Short courses: one to sixteen-week courses which run throughout the year focussing on areas such as communication and intercultural awareness, as well as other bespoke courses.
Benefits of our courses
All our courses can help you to strengthen your career prospects as they will help you to:
- develop your academic, communication and language skills in English.
- boost your confidence and enhance your transferable skills, such as working as a team in an international setting.
- enhance your international outlook and intercultural awareness, and meet people from other countries among our diverse community of staff and students.
- broaden your horizons and develop your way of thinking.
- York is recognised all over the world for our excellent teaching and research and you'll be taught by people who are leaders in their field. In the QS World University Rankings 2022, we have nine subjects in the world top 100, three of which are among the world top 30.
- You can take time out to explore our iconic and historic city, which is regularly voted as one of the best places to live and visit in the UK.
Make an enquiry
- If you're a student from a partner university, you'll need to contact your home university for details on how to apply.
- If you work for a partner university and you'd like to explore a partnership project in York for your students, please contact us with your requirements.