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Science 2+2

Welcome to the Faculty of Science 2+2 / 2+3 Undergraduate International Collaboration Education Programs.

Students interested in joining the program should contact the international office at their home university.

The Faculty of Science is a hub of research and teaching excellence, fostering scientific discovery and tackling global challenges to create positive change in our world. Our students learn from leading scientists and benefit from a contemporary curriculum and hands-on opportunities, enabling their transition to impactful careers. Our researchers collaborate and engage globally and here at home, enhancing our academic excellence, diversity, and our capacity to build a better future for everyone. Our dedicated, service-oriented staff allow our Faculty community to flourish.

Learn more about the Faculty of Science.

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About Science 2+2

Students complete their first two years of university education followed by their third and fourth years of study in Canada. For students participating in the program, course credits are transferred between their home university and York University. Once participating students have met the degree requirements of each university, they earn a Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of Art (BA) degree from York University.

The actual length of study at York will depend on the number of transfer credits and the number of courses a participating student takes each term.

BA Program

You can take electives in areas like economics, business, psychology, or philosophy.

BSc Program

You can take electives in areas like physics, astronomy, biology, or chemistry.

Top Program Benefits to Study 2+2

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Blend two educational environments and gain the western experience of higher education.

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Reduce foreign education expenses by 50-60%.

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Save time by getting the best use of your study hours.

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Become better prepared for future studies globally.

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Expand your global network and gain worldwide recognition.

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Become a strong competitor in the international job market.


Average grades of 75% are recommended for Mathematics (BA, BSc), Statistics (BA, BSc), Actuarial Mathematics (BA), Chemistry (BSc) and Physics & Astronomy (BSc).

Average grades of 80% are recommended for Biology (BSc) and Biomedical Science (BSc).

Degree and Transfer Credits

York University is committed to promoting student mobility and advancing global engagement. York is a leading international teaching and research university and a driving force for positive change. We are embedded in one of Canada’s most multicultural and economically vibrant urban cities. We look forward to welcoming students from partnership universities or institutions to join our diverse community of changemakers. 

Admission to York University supports the highest standards of academic quality and integrity. We look forward to developing a partnership with your esteemed university.

In summary, graduates of certain programs are eligible for a maximum of 60.0 transfer credits (equivalent to two years of full-time study) towards a four-year undergraduate degree.  

Contact Us

Hugo Chen - Director, International Collaborations and Partnerships

Dean’s Office, Faculty of Science
Lumbers Building 335
4700 Keele Street
Toronto ON, Canada M3J 1P3