After submitting your application, you will receive an acknowledgement email the next working day. It will contain your application number, which you should quote in all correspondence with us.
Track your application
You can track the progress of your application, upload additional supporting information and update your contact details online via You@York.
The selection process
Your application will be assessed by the appropriate department. For some courses, we may ask you to take part in an interview; this may be in person, by telephone, or by video conference.
We aim to respond to applications within no more than six weeks of submission; normally sooner. For some courses and at busy times, you might have to wait longer for a response.
If you're applying to a course which has multiple recruitment rounds, check the response times.
If we make you an offer, your offer letter will be available online. To help protect the environment, offers will not be printed or posted. There are two types of offer that you might receive from us:
- An unconditional offer - we are satisfied that you meet all of our entry requirements
- A conditional offer - there are some criteria we need you to meet before you can start your course.
We recommend that you read the Terms and conditions relating to your offer (PDF , 155kb)
If you've received an unconditional offer
If your offer is unconditional (or once you have met all of the conditions of your offer), we will send you an unconditional offer letter. Your offer letter will be available online to view, download and print.
You can only hold one unconditional offer with us. If we make you an offer for two courses, you will need to decide which one to accept.
If you've received a conditional offer
If your offer is conditional, the conditions of entry will be included in your offer letter. Our offer conditions typically fall into three categories:
- Language: If you're a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability
- Reference conditions.
Uploading supporting docuents
If you do not meet the original conditions of your offer, please upload your documentation anyway, as we may be able to reconsider you.
We will acknowledge receipt of these documents by email and let you know of any outstanding conditions on your offer.
Once you have met all the conditions of your offer, we will email you confirming this, and an unconditional offer letter will be available online to download and print.
Accepting or declining an offer
If you're offered a place, you will be asked to accept or decline the offer.
Please notify us of your decision at the earliest possible opportunity. Some courses have response deadlines. Where these are applicable, full details will be included in your offer letter.
If you've accepted our offer, you can start to plan for your arrival! Find out what you can do after you accept.
Find out about transferring to York from another institution though our credit transfer and recognition of prior learning scheme.
Our also provides information on transferring from York to another university.
If you require a Student Visa
If you require a Student Visa (formerly Tier 4 Visa) to study in the UK, you will need a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). You can request your CAS after you have accepted an offer. We can issue your CAS once your offer becomes unconditional, and not longer than six months before your course starts.
The following deadlines for your CAS apply if your course starts in:
- September 2020: 11.59pm GMT, 12 October 2020 (This deadline applies if you are planning on arriving in York on or before 2 November. If you are starting your course online and will arrive after 2 November, we would still encourage you to make your visa application as soon as possible to ensure you have your visa in time for when you plan to come to York)
- January 2021: 11.59pm GMT, 10 December 2020
- September 2021: 11:59pm GMT, 15 September 2021
Tuition fee deposits
If you are starting your course in January 2021 or later, you may need to pay a tuition fee deposit.