Congratulations on your offer!


Congratulations! You have an offer of a place to study with us!

We've put together a simple step-by-step guide on what you need to do now. Have a read through and if you still have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us on: 

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Step 1 – Understand your offer conditions

You need to carefully read the conditions listed on the letter and make sure you fulfil all of them. You may need to provide more documents such as your academic certificates or your proof of meeting our English language requirements. Please upload digital copies of all documents listed as conditions on the applicant portal.

How do I accept my offer?

You can accept your offer by following the instructions on your offer letter. If you have applied via UCAS, you can accept your offer on UCAS Track. If you have applied directly, you can accept it on the applicant portal.

Can I accept a conditional offer?

Yes, you can! If you have decided that you want to study with us, you can accept your offer even if it is conditional. 

Step 2 – Do you need help with your English?

If you're worried about your level of English or you don't meet the English language entry criteria for your course, you can apply to study the Pre-sessional Academic English course delivered by our partner QA Higher Education. They will prepare you for entry into one of our undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses. They offer a 5-week, 10-week and 15-week course depending on your current level of English.

Find out more about the Pre-sessional Academic English courses

Step 3 – Make a deposit payment and confirm your visa requirements

If paying a £3,000 deposit is not listed as one of your conditions on your offer letter, you will be asked to pay the deposit via email. Please keep an eye out for an email from us with the subject: You can now pay your deposit.

Once you have made your deposit payment, please follow the link in your deposit email to confirm your visa requirements and upload your deposit payment evidence.

Step 4 – Familiarise yourself with the immigration and visa regulations

As an international student, you are normally required to obtain a Student Visa before entering the UK to study. In order to obtain a Student Visa, you must first:

  • firmly accept your unconditional offer and complete the Step 2 above
  • prepare to pay the NHS surcharge – this can usually be done at the same time as the visa application
  • ensure you meet the financial maintenance requirement as detailed in the Student Visa guidance (page 45 onwards) – if you need to send your bank statements to UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) for your visa application, we will ask to see them before we issue your CAS so we can best advise you

Please make sure you complete the above steps as early as possible. However, please note, CAS letters will not be issued until three months before the start of your programme. You must then complete all further steps required to obtain the visa as indicated on the CAS pages on our website.

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Demi Owoseje – Architecture student

Step 5 – Apply for accommodation

You need to apply for accommodation as soon as you've accepted your offer. Our halls of residence are managed by third-party providers, not by the University, so you need to apply directly to the hall of residence you've chosen. Please note that although there are plenty of options available, accommodation is not guaranteed and is allocated on a first come, first served basis.

View a full list of halls of residence with prices, locations and how to apply.

Have questions? Get the answers to frequently asked questions about accommodation.

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Rachel Gasparini – Journalism graduate

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Step 6 – Find out more about life in London

Living in London is a fantastic experience as a student – with so many places to explore, things to do and people to meet. Whether it's working in the UK, the cost of living or how to register with a doctor, we understand that as an international student you may have some questions and concerns about moving to London – we hope that the information below will help answer your questions.

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Fabio Massaro – Marketing student


Step 7 – Apply for funding

Funding is often available to help you with your course fees. Take a look at the information below to find out more about scholarships, our early payment discount and more.

What’s next?

If you've completed all of the steps above or you're still in the process of completing them and you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us by emailing In the meantime, we'll be sending you regular updates by email to remind you about deadlines and any documents that you need to send to us. 

We look forward to welcoming you to London Metropolitan University.

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Book an appointment to speak with our International Recruitment Manager for China, Keyan Zhu.

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