We understand in this unsettling time that your circumstances may change. We want you to know that we are here for you, and you have a number of options available.

Start online if you are unable to travel

If you will not be able to begin on campus teaching at the start of term due to delays in arrival caused by difficulties in obtaining a visa or similar, you can begin studying online.

Please fill out our form to request online study. Please select “Other Reasons not listed” and ensure you explain when you expect to be able to commence studies on campus.

More information can be found on our Teaching Delivery in the Second Half-Session page

You can defer your offer to a future intake

If you are unable to join us in January 2022, you can ask for your offer to be deferred to September 2022 or January 2023. If you wish to defer your offer, click on the link below to fill in the deferral form.

If you have already sent an email asking for your offer to be deferred, there is no need to fill in the form. You will hear back as quickly as possible.

If you hold multiple offers, please fill in the form separately for each offer.

Please note that if you have already registered on your degree, you cannot defer your offer. You need to request a suspension of studies from our Registry Team. Click here for more information on this.

Deferral Form

You can talk to us if you need more information

We understand that these are anxious times. If you want to talk to someone about your options, you can email study@abdn.ac.uk to discuss, you can chat with our staff and students or you can join us for one of our virtual events.