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Applying for an undergraduate degree

Key dates, how to apply through UCAS and other ways to apply.

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Key dates for 2024 entry

Some universities will not consider your application after this date.

At York St John University we treat all applications equally, no matter when we receive them.

If you have already applied through UCAS and are not holding any offers you may be eligible for UCAS Extra. Find out more on our UCAS Extra page.

Your last chance to apply through UCAS to 5 university choices. All applications received after this date are entered into Clearing.

You can contact universities directly to apply. Find out how the process works on our Clearing pages.

As you receive your A level results and choose whether to change your application, more places may become available at your university of choice.

Contact us on 01904 809 700 to discuss your options.

How to apply

Applications for full time higher education courses at UK universities or colleges must be made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).

If you already have your qualifications, you can apply directly to us and we will accept you using a record of prior acceptance.

How to apply through UCAS

Applying if you already have your qualifications

This page also includes information about:

Support for applicants: Offer schemes, mature students, and international students

What to do if you've changed your mind about your place

Other ways to apply

How to apply through UCAS

Applications through UCAS are made through their online system. You can apply for up to 5 choices of institution or course.

If you have used up all your 5 course choices and don't hold an offer you may be eligible for UCAS Extra.

You can find step by step guides and advice on the UCAS how to apply pages. We're also happy to give you help and advice. If you have any questions please email our Admissions team (

Application codes

When making your application, you will need the institution code and course code.

The York St John University institution code is Y75 YSJ.

Course codes can be found on our course pages.

If you already have your qualifications

If you already have your results in place, you can apply directly to us and we will accept you using a record of prior acceptance. We will need to see scans or clear photos of your certificates and we will ask you to fill in a short form.

If you take this route, that means that you will be committed to us and that you will not be able to apply to other places. If you have not yet decided where you want to go, we would recommend that you apply through UCAS as above.

Get in touch with us at and we will be happy to talk you through the process.

Supporting our applicants

Offer schemes

We believe in removing barriers to education. Find out how we support our applicants through our contextual offer scheme, mature entry offer scheme, and former military personnel offer scheme.

Mature students

If you have been out of education for 3 years or more, we offer tailored support for you. Find out about our dedicated support and how we help you make the transition back into education.

International students

Applicants from outside the EU can apply directly to us. Read our step by step guide for international student applications.

Already accepted a place through UCAS and changed your mind?

If you have accepted a place through UCAS and changed your mind, we advise calling UCAS on 03714 680 468. If you have accepted your place recently, they may be able to change your choice.

If you need any advice, we are happy to help. Email us at

Want to change your course at York St John?

This is normally easy to do. Get in touch with us and we can usually make the change in UCAS, as long as you are qualified for the course that you want to change to.

In some cases, for example where an interview is required, this might be more difficult. Contact us and we will do everything we can to help.

Different ways to apply

Transfer to York St John

Find out more about transferring credits, or changing from one course or university to another.

Apply through UCAS Extra

You can use UCAS Extra if you have used up all 5 of your course choices and do not hold an offer.

Apply through Clearing

You can apply through Clearing to courses that still have places available after the UCAS deadlines. Find out how it works and who can apply.