Accepting an Offer and Next Steps

1. How to Accept your Offer

STEP 1: Please complete the Acceptance/Decline Form and the Financial Guarantee Form in full as soon as possible, before the programme start date, and return them to Postgraduate Admissions.

Please note: If you hold more than one offer of admission, or you have submitted more than one application, you should wait until you have all offer decisions from us before making your final choice on which offer to accept.

STEP 2: If you have been awarded a scholarship or any other funding, please send a copy of the sponsorship award letter with the Financial Guarantee Form.  If you have applied for sponsorship but haven’t heard the outcome yet, please send the sponsorship award letter to Postgraduate Admissions as soon as you receive it.

STEP 3: If you require a visa to study in the UK, please also send a clear, legible copy of the photo page from the passport that you intend to submit with your visa application.  If you require a visa to study in the UK and if you have previously undertaken any studies in the UK, please send copies of all previous UK visas, if you haven’t done so already. If you have previously been refused a UK visa or been refused entry to the UK, please send a copy of the visa refusal letter/s.

Please read our Terms and Conditions-  Postgraduate

2. Satisfying the Conditions of an Offer

If the offer of admission is conditional on achieving academic, English Language or other conditions, please upload the final transcript and degree certificate (in the original language and with an English translation) and/or your English Language Certificate or other relevant documentation to the Applicant Portal as soon as they are available. 

For information on English courses offered by the University of Aberdeen, please visit the Language Centre website.

3. Final Stage: 'Cleared for Admission'

Once you have accepted your offer by returning the completed Acceptance and Financial Guarantee Forms and satisfied all conditions, you will be ‘cleared for admission’. Joining Papers containing a Certificate of Acceptance will be sent to you by email as soon as possible, but not earlier than 6 months before the start date. 

If you need a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, your CAS Number will be contained in the Certificate of Acceptance.  More information about Tier 4 visas.

The Joining Papers include information about:

•           University accommodation.

•           E-registration

•           How to Pay tuition fees

It is your responsibility to check entry clearance (visa) requirements and to apply for entry clearance (visa).

Deferring or Declining an Offer

1. How to Defer Entry

To defer entry, please indicate on the Acceptance/Decline Form that you wish to defer, sign and date the form then return it to Postgraduate Admissions as soon as you can.  Please note that applicants to the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (DPLP) may not defer.

Note: please keep us informed of any change in your correspondence address, or if at any stage after accepting an offer you find that you will be unable to take up your place. Changes to your e-mail address should be recorded in the Applicant Portal.  Remember that, if you have not done so already, you can always apply to defer your offer of a place if you have not managed to secure funding (please note that applicants to the DPLP may not defer).


2. Declining our Offer

To decline the offer, please complete the Acceptance/Decline Form indicating that you wish to decline it. Please sign and date the form before returning it to Postgraduate Admissions.