York University Overview

York University is helping to shape the global thinkers and thinking that will define tomorrow. York is Canada’s third largest university, with a commitment to excellence which reflects a rich diversity of perspectives and a strong sense of social responsibility that sets us apart.

York University is a public research university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is Canada's third-largest university. It has approximately 55,000 students, 7,000 faculty and staff, and 275,000 alumni worldwide.

Swansea University currently has a University-wide agreement in place with York University

Key Information


Semester 1 Semester 2
 8th September 2015 - 22nd December 2015  4th January 2016 - 11th March 2016


Estimates for students attending both the fall and winter semesters (based on 2014-15 rates)


Cost (in Canadian Dollars)

Books and Supplies




Mandatory Meal Plan for Undergraduate On-Campus Housing*

Prices vary depending on which meal plan students choose ($2500-$4000)



Recreation Centre*


Mandatory UHIP* Health Insurance

$408 (for 8 months)


On-campus housing at York is divided into undergraduate residences/dormitories and graduate apartment housing. The distinction pertains to the student’s age and not their level of study. Students who are 20 years of age and under and are interested in on-campus housing must apply for undergraduate housing only. Students 21 years of age and over that are interested in on-campus housing must apply to graduate housing. York International will distribute the housing application directly to incoming students.

On-campus housing arrangements are made through York International. LIMITED SPACE IS AVAILABLE. We cannot guarantee space in a particular building.

Off-Campus Housing - There are various sources for finding off campus rental housing for students. The University does not endorse or recommend any particular locations. Students are advised to be aware of the Landlord and Tenant Board (link – http://www.ltb.gov.on.ca/en/ ) and not to sign any contracts without viewing the rental space in person.

Global Opportunities Bursary - £1000

The Global Opportunities Bursary is available for students spending a semester or a year studying abroad outside of Europe as part of their degree (except Texas).

The International Development Office provides students with a £1000 bursary, once students have submitted all the necessary paperwork.

Please note

The prospect of studying at a university abroad is exciting, but there is also a lot of information you need to consider when choosing the right place for you. Below you will find summarised information which should help you with your decision. Please note that this information was accurate at the time of publishing and is subject to change. Be sure to confirm all information on the host university's website.