University of York
Two hours by express train from London, 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, focusing on biotechnology and information technology. Set in mature parkland with a brand new sports village, the university offers a wide variety of courses in the arts, social sciences, natural and applied sciences. Consistently rankes among the top 10 U.K. universities, York is particularly strong in English literature, history, history or art, music, social policy, sociology, biochemistry, psychology 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
Junior or Senior standing; GPA 3.0 preferred with substantial course work in major
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.
Departments offering visiting student modules
• Computer Science
• Health Sciences
• History of Art
• Language and Linguistic Science
• Social Policy
• Theatre, Film and Television
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; by getting all courses pre-approved, this ensures that these courses will count towards their degrees.
Housing & Meals
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.
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.