Degree Options

Exchange Programs are coordinated through York International.

Normally it is expected that undergraduate students be in an Honours Program and have completed two years of study at York. Graduate students may pursue research and/or attend classes related to their studies. In all cases, approval of the student's major department is required to ensure the compatibility of York and the host institution programs.

Application forms will only be available at exchange information sessions. A list of dates for the information sessions is available at York International, 200 York Lanes or on the York International Website.

York International Internship Program (YIIP)

Looking for a way to gain international experience? Want to spend your summer doing something meaningful? Check out the York International Internship Program. Opportunities range from environmental education in Cambodia, to an outdoor art gallery in Italy, to a bio medicine laboratory in Spain, to a science centre in South Africa, to working with street kids in Mexico. Follow the link to explore the opportunities and explore the world.

  • 55 placements available
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Open to all York Students who meet eligible criteria
  • Includes a $3000 York International Internship award to offset expenses, plus eligibility for additional funding to substantially offset cost of flight

Contact information:
York International
200 York Lanes
Tel: 416-736-5177
Fax: 416-736-5176
Email: yiinfo@yorku.ca

Universities

York has exchange programs with the following universities that will be of interest to students in the program.

China & Hong Kong

Beihang University

Beihang University
Location: Beijing
Language of instruction: Chinese and English
Period of study: September to June

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Chinese University of Hong Kong
Location: Shatin, New Territories
Language of instruction: Mandarin and English
Period of study: September to May

Note: Scholarship available for Sports Science and Physical Education students.
Note: Summer program available. See York International for more information.

Fudan University

Fudan University
Location: Shanghai
Language of instruction: Mandarin and English
Period of study: September to June

The Hong Kong Institute of Education

The Hong Kong Institute of Education
Location: Hong Kong
Period of study: September to June

Note: Open to students from all faculties at York; priority goes to Education students.
Note: Practicum placements for Education students may not be possible.

OJS-Ontario/Jiangsu Exchange Program

OJS-Ontario/Jiangsu Exchange Program
Location :
Jiangsu
Language of instruction: Mandarin. Special arrangements will be made for York students who do not speak Mandarin.
Period of study: September to July

Note: Funded Summer Research Opportunities in China for Students
Language of instruction: English/Mandrin

Peking University

Peking University
Location:
Beijing
Language of instruction: Mandarin
Period of study: September to June

Sichuan University

Sichuan University
Location: Chengdu
Language of instruction: Mandarin and English
Period of study: September to July

Note: Chinese Culture Study program is available. English courses and Chinese language courses available.

University of Hong Kong

University of Hong Kong
Location: Hong Kong
Language of instruction: Mandarin and English
Period of study: September to May
Note: Undergraduate only.

Japan

Dokkyo University

Dokkyo University
Location: Soka City (outskirts of Tokyo)
Language of instruction: Japanese
Period of study: September to July

Note: Japanese language courses available.
Note: May be eligible for the Dokkyo Scholarship of 20,000 Yen per month.
Note: May be eligible for the JASSO Scholarship.

Hitosubashi University

Hitosubashi University
Location:
Tokyo
Language of instruction: Japanese and English
Period of Study: September to March

Keio University

Keio University
Location:
Tokyo
Language of instruction: Japanese and English
Period of study: September to July

Note: Japanese language and culture courses available in English.
Note: Japanese language program requires some prior knowledge of Japanese.

Meiji University

Meiji University
Location:
Tokyo
Language of instruction: Japanese
Period of study: April to February

Note: Full academic year only.

Nagoya University

Nagoya University
Location: Nagoya
Language of instruction: English and Japanese
Period of study: September to August (Program for Academic Exchange);
April to March (regular academic program - Japanese Proficiency Test Level 1 required)

Note: Japanese language courses and courses in English available in the Program for Academic Exchange.

Waseda University

Waseda University
Location: Tokyo
Language of instruction: Japanese and English
Period of study: September to July (IJLP - Intensive Japanese Language Program and SILS - School of International Liberal Studies);
April to February (Regular Undergraduate Program, School of Arts and Sciences).

Note: Japanese language and culture courses available in English, full academic year only.

South Korea

Ewha Womans University

Ewha Womans University
Location: Seoul
Language of instruction: Korean and English
Period of study: September to July

Note: Courses at Ewha are also open to men.
(Summer program available. See York International for more information.)

Hanyang University

Hanyang University
Location: Seoul and Ansan
Language of instruction: Korean and English
Period of study: September to June

Korea University

Korea University
Location: Seoul
Language of instruction: Korean
Period of study: September to June

Note: Classes are offered in both Korean and English.

Sungkyunkwan University

Sungkyunkwan University
Location: Seoul
Language of instruction: Korean
Period of study: September to June

Yonsei University

Yonsei University
Location: Seoul
Language of instruction: Korean and English
Period of study: September to June

The Japan Foundation has Japan-related programs available throughout the world. The Japan Foundation Program Guidelines for Fiscal 2012-2013 and application forms are available online.