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


June 2020 - January 2021

You can start your UCAS application as early as June but you can't submit it until 8 September. To apply to York, you will need to complete an online application via UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).

Online Open Days

September/October 2020

Explore what studying and living in York is really like at one of our Open Days. Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, our events are being held online for now while we continue to monitor the situation.

Deadline for Medicine

15 October 2020

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

Apply for student finance

January 2021

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.

You can also see whether you're eligible for any of our scholarships and bursaries.

UCAS deadline

15 January 2021

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.

Visit days

January - April 2021

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

UCAS Extra opens

25 February 2021

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

5 May 2021

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.

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.

Apply for accommodation

Spring 2021

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.

Deadline for late applications

30 June 2021

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.

Early clearing

5 July 2021

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.

Results time

August 2021

  • A level results in England and Pearson BTEC Level 3 Nationals (both QCF and RQF) will be released on 19 August 2021
  • GCSE results will be released on 26 August 2021
  • Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) are aiming to release results for Highers and Advanced Highers no later than 10 August 2021
  • Dates for Northern Ireland, CCEA are to be confirmed.

Confirmation, clearing and adjustment

Once you've got your exam results we'll be able to make a final decision on your application.

If you’re not holding any offers (including through UCAS Extra) you could explore options through clearing. If you have met and exceeded the conditions of your firm choice may attempt to secure a place elsewhere through adjustment.

Welcome to York

Congratulations on getting your place at York!

The academic year will start on 27 September 2021.

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

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