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There are a number of different ways to apply to your course at York College, depending on your chosen pathway.

Full-Time Courses

To apply to one of our full-time Honours Degrees, a Foundation Degree, Extended Degree, HNC or HND course applicants should apply online through UCAS. If you do not have internet access, contact UCAS on 0371 468 0 468 for details of regional application centres.

Part Time Courses

If you wish to study a part-time course, you can apply directly through York College. You can apply online via the course pages on our website or complete a York College application form, these can also be collected from the College InfoZone.

Access Courses

To apply for one of our Access Courses complete an application online or collect a paper application and complete and return, this can be arranged through the InfoZone either in person or via email.


On receipt of your application, you may be invited to an interview. This is your opportunity to meet with a tutor and ask about costs, materials, discounts etc. before deciding whether this is the right course for you.

Entry Requirements

All of the Higher Education and Access Courses at York College have individual entry requirements, these can be found on the specific course pages or in the York College prospectus. If you can’t see your prior qualifications listed, please get in touch with us to discuss your options. We also readily accept applicants who have relevant skills and experience but do not hold the standard minimum entry requirement, Non-standard entry applicants will be required to demonstrate the necessary skills and experience to enter the course through their personal statement.

Applicants who have studied an Access to Higher Education Diploma should calculate tariff points using the UCAS tariff calculator.

English Requirements for International Students

IELTS score is required for international students whose first language is not English. 6.0 with no component less than 5.5. There is further information available for international students on our website if you’re applying with non-UK qualifications.

Missed the UCAS deadline?

You can still apply for one of our full-time degrees or higher-level courses through UCAS. For courses that are part-time, you should make your application direct to the College, via the College website.

If you have already applied to five courses on your original application, you will be eligible to use UCAS Extra from February 25th to add another choice, this is providing you have received decisions from all five, and were not accepted, or if you declined the offers you received. 

If you apply to a course after 30 June 2021, 18.00, you will be able to apply through UCAS Clearing.  

If you need any guidance on applying, funding or have any specific questions about the course you wish to study, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

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