North Central College - Naperville, IL


University of York

Fall Term


NCC student, Katie Dickson, studying abroad at University of York for fall 2015


Program Overview

Under two hours by express train from London and Edinburgh, the University of York is located in one of Britain’s most historic cities, recently designated as one of the U.K.’s six Science Cities. The university is on two adjoining landscaped campuses: campus west is set in a mature parkland, and campus east is very modern with a purpose built sports village including velodrome.

The university offers a wide variety of courses in the arts, social sciences, natural and applied sciences, and is consistently ranked among the top 10 U.K. universities. York is particularly strong in English literature, biology and biochemistry, computer science, history, history of art, music, social policy, sociology, theatre, film and TV, politics and management.

• 14,000 students

• It is the nearest equivalent to the U.S. Ivy League but is a public institution

• Halfway between London and Edinburgh; 6 hours from Paris

• University of York is officially recognized as the U.K.'s leading Department of English for Research

• Award-winning student newspaper

• 24/7 library facilities


£500 scholarships through BUTEX, a U.K. higher education membership organization, are available for students in all NCC England programs.

University of York website


Eligibility Requirements

Junior or Senior standing; GPA 3.0 preferred with substantial course work in major



Students are required to complete GLS 277 in the spring term prior to studying abroad in the fall.

Students earn 9-15 credits depending on courses selected. All grades earned abroad affect your North Central College GPA when transferred back. Students cannot take courses pass/fail.


For additional module ("course") information, please visit the University of York 'Planning Your Studies' webpage.

Note:  Students must have courses pre-approved by North Central College prior to taking them abroad. If students change their course schedules while abroad, they must get this change approved. Some departments only permit students to take a certain number of courses that count toward their major abroad. To ensure that all courses count towards their degrees, students must get their department's approval.


Housing & MealsE. Cannell York

All NCC students stay in on-campus residences. Rooms are single-study rooms a short walk to classes. Bathrooms are communal and there are kitchens and shared common areas on most floors. After successfully completing all University of York application materials, NCC students will be sent an official offer pack which will include information on how to apply for accommodation.

Students are required to provide and launder their own bed linen, pillows, duvet sets, sheets and towels. Students from outside the UK can purchase for £28 a set of University bedding and linen, which consists of a duvet and cover, pillow and pillow slip, two sheets, and a bath towel.

Meals: Students usually have a communal kitchen on their floor that they share with their other "flat mates". There are a variety of places nearby to shop for groceries and a convenient, frequent bus service to downtown York. There are also a wide variety of places to eat on campus, catering to all tastes and budgets.


Estimated Costs

Students in Direct Enrollment programs (i.e. University of York) pay North Central College tuition plus a $3,500 program fee. This fee includes placement, orientation and guidance fees, as well as standard self-catered housing. The College selects accommodations; if students choose to upgrade, they are responsible for paying any difference in cost. Unless otherwise noted, the fee does not include airfare, travel to and from airport, meals, visa fees, departure tax, books, national insurance, personal travel or spending money. North Central College financial aid does apply.



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Last Updated: September 2016