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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 2022 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.

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.

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’ll accept you using a record of prior acceptance.

How to apply through UCAS

If you already have your qualifications

Offer schemes and mature students

International students

If you've changed your mind

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.

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 ( or use our live chat.

Application codes

During 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 undergraduate course pages.

If you already have your qualifications

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

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

Get in touch with us at and we’ll talk you through the process.

Offer schemes and mature students

We are passionate about removing barriers to education. Find out how we support our applicants.

Offer schemes

We have a mature student entry scheme for people who have been out of education for 3 years or more. You can read more about how we help you return to learning on our mature student support page.

Mature student entry scheme

International students

Applicants from outside the EU can apply directly to us.

How to apply: International students

Already accepted a place through UCAS and changed your mind?

If you have accepted a place through UCAS and changed your mind, we recommend calling UCAS on 0371 4680468. If you have accepted your place recently, they may be able to change your choice.

If you need any advice, we’ll be happy to help. Email us at

Want to change your course at York St John?

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

In some cases, where an interview is required this is more difficult, but get in touch and we’ll do everything that we can to help.

Different ways to apply

Transferring to York St John University

Information about transferring credits and transferring from one course to another.

Applying through Clearing

Clearing lets you search for and apply to universities that still have places available. Find out how it works and who can apply.

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