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How to apply

A step by step guide for international student applications.

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Applications are live for our September 2024 intake. Please use the 'Apply' button below to create an applicant and select your chosen programme. 

Thank you for considering York St John University. We look forward to receiving your application shortly!

Guide to applying

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Research your course

Look through the course pages on our website and find the one you want to study.

Make a note of the course title for your application. Please note that some of our courses are only taught at our York, or London campuses. Use the ‘Filter Results’ drop-down menu to search by Study Level, Subject Area or Location.

If you are applying through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) you should also make a note of the UCAS code. 


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Check entry requirements

Check that you meet our English language and academic requirements: 

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Make your application

There are three ways to apply for a course:

YSJ Country Offices 

York St John is fortunate to have country offices around the world. Our expert teams can help you with the entire process, from initial application through to finalising your student visa.

They provide these services free of charge, including essential document verification checks to assist in ensuring you receive a timely response to your application.

You can find out if we have an office in your country by visiting our individual country pages.

If you are applying from the following countries, you must submit an application through our country offices:

Direct to York St John University

You will find links to the application form on your chosen course page

You will be able to create an application login and submit your application. For certain countries, you will need to complete a Prospective Student Enquiry Form which will be sent to our country office for further processing and assistance in making an application to the university. 

These form are for international students applying for:

  • Undergraduate courses
  • Postgraduate courses

You will need to upload the following as part of the application process:

  • A personal statement
  • Clear scans of your Official qualifications: certificate and transcripts where appropriate (translated into English where necessary)
  • Proof of English Language level
  • Academic references - signed, dated, stamped and on official letterhead
  • Copy of passport photo page and any previous UK visas
  • CV

Complete our direct application form

Please be aware that we cannot accept direct applications from Africa, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. We require all applications to be processed through our Country Offices. Please see Your Country page for further information on this.

Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)

The application fee for 2024 entry is £27.50.  UCAS Undergraduate applicants can add five choices to their application upon submission. Please register and log on to apply by visiting

UCAS applications open annually on 1 September and the deadline for equal consideration of all applications is 31 January 2024. We will still consider applications made until 30 June 2024, when UCAS closes. All UCAS applications beyond this date are entered into Clearing.  

When you apply through UCAS you will need:

  • York St John's UCAS code: Y75
  • The UCAS code for your course
  • To pay for this service. The application fee for 2024 entry is £27.50
  • When submitting an application through UCAS, if you are an International applicant, we also require clear scans of the above documents to be forwarded to for processing. Please ensure that you submit these documents with your 9 digit Student Reference number.
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Receive your offer

If your application is successful, you will likely receive a Conditional Offer to join York St John University. Once you have received your conditional offer, you will receive an email invitation to register for Enroly CAS Shield. 

Enroly CAS Shield is an enrolment portal that streamlines the application process, ensuring you can provide everything required quickly and easily. 

Interacting with Enroly is important to completing the remaining steps to becoming a York St John student and enables you to start applying for a student visa well in advance of your course start date.

Once you have received the email to join, please complete the registration process as soon as possible so we can continue to support your on your UK study journey! 

Please see below for key dates and deadlines relating to your application at York St John

Activity Date

Postgraduate and Undergraduate Direct  Application Deadline

30 June 2024

Document Submission Deadline

19 July 2024

Deposit Payment Deadline

31 July 2024

CAS Application Deadline

04 August 2024

Start of Welcome Week 

23 September 2024

Start of Semester 1

30 September 2024

Contact us

If you have questions about entry requirements or how to apply then get in touch with our International team via email. This allows our dedicated team the necessary time to provide you with a well-informed and comprehensive response.


We are happy to receive your call at +44 1904 87 6251

For students from India, please contact: 011 4045 5000 or 011 4719 2020

For students from Nepal, please contact: +977 (1) 4525705 / +977 9818133442

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