York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential education opportunities.
York University was founded in 1959 and is the the 3rd largest university in Canada. York has over 49,000 undergraduates and 6,000 graduates, of these 8,500 are International students from 178 countries. There are 7,000 faculty and staff.
At York U, the campuses are alive with the vibrancy of Canada’s largest and most exciting city. They offer a welcoming and inclusive community, are a leader in providing 200+ collaboration opportunities and tools that set their students up for success from day one.
A comprehensive research-intensive institution, York University is home to a proud tradition of scholarship and the pursuit of discovery and innovation.
Its commitment to excellence brings together a rich diversity of perspectives with a strong sense of social responsibility that is making a difference to the world around us.
The exchange agreement between King's and York allows for up to two Full Year Equivalent (FYE) places for each institution. This equates to two students going for a full academic year OR four students for a single semester OR a mixture of the two.
Eligibility for King's students
Important: Final decision on students' study abroad application to their host institution rests entirely with that host institution. Students must also meet their departments’ academic requirements to obtain final departmental approval to study abroad. It is usually at least a 60% average prior to departure, however this can vary amongst departments. Students should double check with their Study Abroad Tutor if they are unsure of their academic requirements.
King’s students that wish to study abroad at this institution should check the ‘Undergraduate options by department’ page to see if this institution is indeed an option for them.
Estimated living costs
Please see here for current estimated living costs, but actual expenses may vary depending on student lifestyle. The cost of travel to and from the country is not included in these estimates.
A reminder that King's students on exchange are not required to pay tuition fees to the host university, but you may incur administrative and/or orientation fees at the host. There may also be mandatory insurance costs, and transcripts may incur a fee.
Please also note that, if required, student visas often require applicants to supply evidence of financial support throughout the duration of the study abroad programme. Sometimes this will mean showing financial evidence for a specific amount, so please pay attention to the advice on this from the host institution.