This timeline gives you an overview of the application process, key dates to remember and when you can meet us.

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. There’s still time to apply for 2020 courses which have places available. Discover our undergraduate courses and how to apply

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

June 2019 - January 2020: apply

You can start your UCAS application as early as June but you can't submit it until 4 September. To apply to York, you will need to complete an online application via UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service)

September 2019: Open Days

Explore what studying and living in York is really like at one of our Open Days.

15 October 2019: deadline for Medicine

Today is the UCAS closing date for applications to Hull York Medical School.

January 2020: apply for student finance

To ensure that your funding is ready for the start of your course, apply early for your student finance ( You don't need a confirmed place at university to apply.

We also offer a number of scholarships and bursaries - check to see whether you're eligible.

15 January 2020: UCAS deadline

Today is the UCAS deadline for equal consideration for all courses (except Medicine). We will consider applications received after this date if places are available. We cannot guarantee that late applications will be given the same level of consideration as those that arrive by 15 January.

January - April 2020: visit days

Congratulations if you've received an offer from us! Your next step is to attend a visit day.

25 February 2020: UCAS Extra opens

If you've used all five choices and you're not holding any offers, you might be able to add another choice through UCAS Extra.

Reply to your offers

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. 

Spring 2020: accommodation

Now you can apply for your accommodation. You're guaranteed a room in University accommodation during your first year if you accept York as your firm (first) or insurance (second) choice and apply for accommodation by our published deadline.

30 June 2020: deadline for late applications

The deadline for late applications - although we recommend you apply as early as possible. Where possible we will continue to process late applications and make offers right up to this deadline. 

6 July 2020: early clearing

If you’re not holding any offers (including through UCAS Extra) clearing is your last opportunity to be considered by universities who still have courses available. You’ll also go straight through to clearing if you made your application after 30 June. 

Where possible, we’ll try to make decisions on these applications as soon as we receive them. However, in some cases, we’ll need to consider them as part of the larger clearing process in August.

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

August 2020: results time

Given the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the UK government has announced that teachers in England will assess pupils’ grades following the cancellation of 2020 examinations and assessments. For more information on how grades will be awarded across the UK please visit the Ofqual website (, the UK government’s exam watchdog.

So far the following results days have been confirmed:

  • A level results in England and Pearson BTEC Level 3 Nationals (both QCF and RQF) will be released on 13 August 2020
  • GCSE results will be released on 20 August 2020
  • Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) are aiming to release results for Highers and Advanced Highers no later than 4 August 2020
  • In Northern Ireland, CCEA also intends to publish results no later than 4 August 2020.

Further announcements from other awarding bodies and nations are expected in the coming days. As a result we expect the remainder of the application process including confirmation of results and clearing to run as they have done in previous years. 

International students 

If you're an international student, you should contact your school or centre for updates on how and when your grades will be awarded. You can also get updates for some of the most common qualifications by visiting the UCAS website (


Once you've got your exam results we'll be able to make a final decision on your application (see After You Apply for more information).


If you have met and exceeded the conditions of your firm choice may attempt to secure a place elsewhere through adjustment.


If you are unplaced in the Main Scheme and Extra then you can explore our vacancies through clearing.

Welcome to York

Congratulations on getting your place at York!

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 the 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

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