Congratulations! You have received your offer letter.
Next, you will have to read it thoroughly, particularly the conditions you need to meet, and formally accept it by the date indicated on the letter and pay the deposit.
You might also need to refer it to and compare it with other offers you have received.
The offer will include your name, chosen program, course length, tuition fees, accommodation information, start and expected end date and the steps to accept the offer.
It will also include your student reference number; please mention this when contacting the university.
- Unconditional Offer: you have been offered a confirmed place at the university
- Conditional Offer: most offers are “conditional”, which means you will have to meet specific requirements to be offered a confirmed place. Most conditions are based on grades and English Language qualifications.
- Unsuccessful Offer: the university has decided not to offer you a place on the course.
Once you have read the offer and agreed to the terms and conditions, you will need to formally accept the offer.
Accepting the offer:
Some universities will include a web address on the letter in which you will need to follow to accept it; others might ask you to complete an application form, sign it and return it to the admissions team.
If you have applied via UCAS, you will need to choose a firm choice and an insurance choice on UCAS Track.
If you decide to decline the offer, please inform the university to give someone else the opportunity of a place.
The offer letter will also indicate the time period for you to cancel your acceptance of a place; usually within a period of 14 days.
Paying a deposit
To secure a place at a university, you will need to pay a deposit and return an acceptance form. Your offer letter will specify the deposit amount needed to be paid and the due date.
Remember to check:
- Your name is spelled correctly
- The course stated on the offer letter is correct
- Fees (overseas / home fees)
- The contact person at the university
- The date to when the conditions should be met.
There might also be additional forms that need to be completed and returned; such as a Parental Consent Forms for under 18 years old.
If you have any questions, or you are unsure about your offer letter, please contact us.