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How to apply

A step by step guide for international student applications.

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Guide to applying

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

Check entry requirements

Check that you meet our English language and academic requirements: 

Make your application

There are 3 ways to apply for a course:

Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)

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 15 January the following year. We will still consider applications made until 30 June, when UCAS closes. 

When you apply through UCAS you will need:

  • York St John's UCAS code: Y75
  • The UCAS code for your course.

Direct to York St John University

Apply by completing our direct application form.

You will be able to create an application login, then search and apply for your chosen course.

This form is for students applying for:

  • Undergraduate courses
  • Postgraduate courses

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

  • Candidate Statement
  • Copies of qualifications (translated into English where necessary)
  • Proof of English Language level
  • Academic references
  • Copy of passport photo page and any previous UK visas
  • CV.

Complete our direct application form


If applying for postgraduate study you can also use the online application form which is found on each of the individual course pages. Visit the postgraduate courses list to find the course you are interested in.

Please be aware that we cannot accept direct applications from all countries, such as India where we require all applications to be processed through our preferred partner agents.

Please contact our International Development Team at if you have any questions.

Via an agent

We work with agent partners in certain countries. They can help you with the entire application process. You can find out if we have an agent in your country by visiting our individual country pages.

Receive your offer

If your application is successful, you will receive an offer to join the York St John University family. 

We may ask you to provide supporting documents as part of the conditions of your offer.

Contact us

If you have questions about entry requirements or how to apply then get in touch with our International team.


Next steps

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Apply for funding

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