Congratulations on your offer!

Exceptional students like you deserve an exceptional university experience. Find out why York is such a fantastic place to live and study from our current students and what the next steps are to prepare for your arrival on campus.

COVID-19 update

We know that you’ve been working really hard to achieve your goals and come to university, and that the global pandemic is a worrying and stressful time.

We want you to know that we are here to support you and to reassure you that we won’t be amending your offer. Your application is very important to us and the offer we have made you still stands.

You can also find our latest advice and guidance online or please email us on if you have any queries at all.

The University of York is a brilliant place for a whole variety of reasons and I hope you're excited to join us here.

As the elected President of the Students' Union (YUSU), I oversee the provision of an incredible range of opportunities that everyone has the chance to be involved with. York is a beautiful and historic city with a strong community feel, and is home to a diverse student population - the main reason I ran for this position is that I really do love York!

It's not easy to put into words what university life is like here, as there's so much on offer and everyone's journey is different, but it is that variety of student life that makes it amazing. If you have any questions please get in touch - we can tell you about the volunteering projects you can get involved in, the sports and societies we offer, as well as the huge cross-campus events that take place - you can find us on Facebook!

Congratulations on getting a place at York, you've done so well already and I hope you have an incredible time once you arrive here at York.

Samara Jones, President of the University of York Students' Union (YUSU)

Your offer, explained 

To take up your offer to study at York we may ask you to meet conditions, usually predominantly based on your qualifications. Just like previous years, when we receive your results we’ll compare them to what we’ve asked you to achieve and if you meet the offer conditions, your offer will be automatically confirmed. 

If you miss your offer, and we have availability, given the current situation we'll try to be as flexible as possible. We always consider applicants who have made us their firm choice first under these circumstances as they’ve committed to coming to us, and we know that they’ll thrive here.

Here at York, it’s not just about your grades - we consider your whole application because we’re interested in the whole person. Our offers are made based on your potential to succeed and develop within our academic community. 

Once you've received decisions from all your university choices you’ll need to choose a firm (first) choice of university and an insurance (second) choice.

Track your application

As an offer holder, you'll have access to You@York (excluding Hull York Medical School). Here you can track the progress of your application and upload supporting documents. 

If you are an international applicant you can also use You@York to request your CAS. 

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Get to know us better

We'd like to give you the chance to learn more about some key members of your department. Our staff are active researchers, experts in their field and have a passion for their subjects. Read about why they love what they do, and what they love about York. 

Meet your tutors

Your next steps

You've got your offer (congratulations!) but what do you need to do now?

Reply to your offer

Now it's time to reply to your offers - accept one of your offers as your firm (first) choice and one as your insurance (second) choice. 

Given the ongoing COVID-19 situation, you’ll need to check UCAS Track for your own personal deadline to reply to your offers. If UCAS does not receive a reply by your deadline, they will decline on your behalf.

Starting at York in September 2020

The 2020/21 academic year will start in September as planned in our usual term dates. How we deliver our courses will depend on government guidance on social distancing at the time. We are preparing for all different scenarios in order to maintain the excellent teaching offered at York.

In the meantime you can take a look at our new undergraduate information for guidance about what to bring and things you can be doing now to prepare for the start of university.

Get ready for your arrival

Prepare for university

We’re also developing an online programme of activities and events that will help prepare you for study at York and give you a head start.

Next Steps to University: From Choosing A Course to Your First Assessment is now open for registration. Topics include information about pre-arrival, budgeting, support and transitioning to university learning.

Register now

Explore accommodation

Did you know that we guarantee all new, full-time undergraduates an offer of a room in University accommodation? Whether we’re your firm or insurance choice, apply by 31 July 2020 to secure your offer. 

With all of our accommodation on or very near to campus, you'll be living at the heart of the action.

Discover our accommodation


Visit us

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation we have cancelled all university events and visits for the foreseeable future. 

To help you get to know us better we’re developing online events where possible. We hope you find these events useful in making the choice about which university is right for you. In the meantime, you can get a feel for our inspiring campus and historic city with our online tour.

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Get to know us better

Who better to tell you about student life than our current students? Read the inspirational stories from our Humans of York and get to know what it's like to live and study in York, directly from students who are already here.

Meet our Humans of York

Want to read more?

Who better to tell you about student life than our current students? Read the inspirational stories from our Humans of York ( or chat with a student online and get your questions answered. Can you see yourself living and studying here? 

Our blog is also full of stories from different students sharing their unique view on life at York – the fun stuff and the challenges!

Free short courses

We know from listening to our current students that making the transition from school or college to university can be challenging under normal circumstances. To support you with this, we’re providing free online courses, which are designed by York academics.

They offer a short, interactive, higher education experience, and you can participate from anywhere in the world, totally free of charge. 

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