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Uni applications can be daunting. Plenty of steps. Plenty of dates. Here’s an overview of what happens when, and how to join us at York.

01) Get to know us

There are plenty of ways to learn more about us, and for us to get to know you better. Our Open Days and other events are the perfect place to introduce you to life at York, and discuss anything else you need. They usually happen around June to September each year.

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02) Choose a course

With over 200 undergraduate courses on offer, there are plenty to pick from.

You’ll need certain grades to be offered a place. All our course pages show what we ask for, as well as any language requirements (if English isn’t your first language). We take various qualifications and other circumstances into account when we consider your application.

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03) Apply through UCAS

UK university applications are handled online through the UCAS system, which will let you apply to up to five courses. You can start your UCAS application from 14 May 2024, and submit it from 3 September 2024, to start your studies the following year.

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If you have any questions about the application process, our Admissions team will be happy to help.

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When you apply, you’ll be asked for:

  • the university code (Y50 for York, or H75 for Hull York Medical School)
  • the course code (found in the overview section of our course pages)
  • any grades you've already received (or are expecting to achieve)
  • a reference from a teacher or supervisor at your school or college
  • a ‘personal statement’, explaining why you want to study your course
  • other factors that you’d like us to consider as part of your application.

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Your teachers can help you, so ask them if you’d like a hand. If you’re an international student, you can also ask your agent for support.

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The main UCAS deadline for Medicine is 15 October 2024, and 29 January 2025 for all other courses. Universities treat all applications submitted by these deadlines equally – you can apply until 30 June 2025, but your chosen course might have filled its available places.

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04) Prepare while you wait

If you apply before the main UCAS deadline, you should receive a decision from us by May 2025 – if you apply late, it might take a little longer to get in touch. We'll let you know of any extra steps you need to take, depending on your course (like inviting you to an interview).

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In the meantime, you can apply for funding. We release info on our scholarships and bursaries throughout the year, and applications for government loans open in early 2025. You don't need a university place before you apply for them. If you're an International applicant, you can apply for your VISA, which you'll need to have by September 2025.

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05) Receive your offer

When you hear back from us about your application, it'll be one of three options:

  • Unconditional: We can offer you a place to study. We might ask for some final details.
  • Conditional: We'll offer you a place to study if you achieve the grades we've asked for.
  • Unsuccessful: We can't offer you a place for the course you applied for. We'll try to give you some useful feedback, and might be able to offer you a place on a different course.

If you don’t receive any offers from your five UCAS applications, you can apply to one other university from 26 February 2025 through the UCAS Extra process.

06) Accept your offer

When you're an offer holder, we'll give you access to our You@York portal to manage your application, and keep you up to date about any actions to take. From early 2025, you'll be able to book our exclusive Visit Days, sort out any VISAs, and apply for our accommodation.

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UCAS will give you a personal deadline to accept any offers by. You'll be given two options:

  • Firm: We're your first choice. You'll join us if you meet our grades and conditions.
  • Insurance: We're your second choice. You'll join us if you don't meet the grades and conditions of your Firm choice, but do meet those we've asked for.

Info for UK offer holders

Info for International offer holders

07) Get your results

Results for A levels and BTECs will come out on 14 August 2025, and GCSEs on 21 August 2025. When they're released, UCAS will update your offers based on whether you've met the grades for your chosen university, and let you confirm your place.

If you applied after the June deadline, didn't accept any offers, or didn't meet the entry requirements for your offers, you'll be automatically put into Clearing. You might want to apply through Clearing if you change your mind about where you want to study, too.

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08) Get ready to arrive

Once you've confirmed your place on UCAS, we'll be in touch with everything you need to know about starting your studies. You might need to keep an eye on your spam folder, just in case our emails don't make it where they're supposed to. Welcome to the York family.

Your arrival checklist (UK students)

Your arrival checklist (International students)

Contact us

If you have any questions about the application process, our Admissions team will be happy to help.

Undergraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1904 324000