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Visiting students: postgraduate applications

We'll guide you through the application process from creating your account to submitting your application. You can contact us if you need any further help.


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Visiting students: postgraduate taught applications

Visiting students: postgraduate research applications

Research applicants

If you are applying as a research student please contact the relevant University department before beginning your application to ensure that appropriate supervision for your project can be provided.

You should complete the application form that's nearest to the dates you wish to study with us. You can give the actual dates in your application form.

Your study period can be from two days to 18 months in length.

Application guidance

Create an account

You will need to create an account to start the application process and set yourself up as a new user. We'll then send you a confirmation email with your login details.

Taught students: list your department and modules

State both the department that you wish to study in at York as well as a list of provisional modules.

Taught postgraduate students may apply to study in one department or centre.

We cannot guarantee that the modules listed will be available in each academic year, nor can we guarantee admission to particular modules at this point in the application process.

Research students: outline your research topic

If you're a research student you will need to give a brief outline of your intended research topic and the name of an academic who has agreed to be your supervisor.


If you are a postgraduate research student, please send the names and email addresses of two academic referees to, along with your full name and application number.

Upload your supporting documents

Upload your academic transcript (all applicants), English language certificate (if applicable) and sample of your written work (if applicable). See the departmental requirements for specific requirements.

Third party applications

We will also consider applications through third party providers. If you are an adviser submitting the application on a student's behalf, you must enter your email address in the 'New User' section of the application.