Undergraduate or Postgraduate Student (including Study Abroad)

To make your preparations as smooth and stress-free as possible, please consider the following information.

More information about fees and funding

More information about applying for your visa

Advice about travelling to the UK

If you would like to be collected from the airport, please fill out our online form.


Pre-arrival Checklist

  • Accept your offer to study at York St John University
  • Apply for your visa or confirm arrangements for your student visitor visa (if applicable)
  • Confirm that your passport is valid and does not expire within 6 months of your arrival
  • Ensure you have arranged for enough cash (in Pounds Sterling) to live on while you open a UK bank account (we recommend that you carry no more than £500 in cash for safety reasons)
  • Book a seat on our Airport Collection Service using the online booking form (if applicable)
  • Arrange medical, dental, and travel insurance (if applicable)
  • Read the Border Force Top 10 Tips for Student Arrivals (doc, 14.3kB) document
  • Ensure you have looked at the International Welcome and Orientation webpages and know when you will attend your Welcome Week sessions
  • Confirm you have accessed your academic Welcome Week Timetable on the Student Homepage and know which academic sessions you should attend
  • Pack the following in your hand luggage: passport, acceptance letter, necessary academic qualification certificates, accommodation confirmation letter and address, money, student visitor visa letter (if applicable)
  • Tell your family/friends/loved ones how you will contact them upon arrival in the UK
  • Confirm who to contact in case of an emergency
  • Complete Online Enrolment
  • Pack your personal items and arrange for your travel to the UK
  • If you would like to be collected from the airport, please fill out our


Important Dates

Semester 2 (2017) 23 January 2017 - 26 May 2017
September Arrivals Weekend and Airport Collection 9 & 10 September 2017
September Welcome Week 11 - 15 September 2017
Semester 1 (2017/18) 18 September 2017 - 12 January 2018
January Arrivals and Airport Collection Day 13 & 14 January 2018
January Welcome Week 15 - 19 January 2018
Semester 2 (2018) 22 January - 25 May 2018


For more information on key University dates, please visit our key dates page.

Welcome & Orientation