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:

Meghan Godding (Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast):

Jadon Joyner (Midwest, Southwest, West):

"Coming from the US to the UK might seem like the biggest culture shock, but it was actually a smooth transition for me! If anyone is feeling doubtful about moving over here, London is such a lively city with so much to do. You will definitely find your niche."

Anthea Ojadi – student from the USA

USA student Anthea Ojadi posing outside a red British phonebox
Step 1 – Assess your offer

Is your offer conditional?

  • Yes, I have received a conditional offer

If your offer is conditional, you need to carefully read the conditions listed on the letter and make sure you fulfil every single one 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

  • No, I have an unconditional offer

Great news! This means that you have met all requirements and sent all the documents we need from you! You now need to accept your offer and start considering your accommodation options.

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. Once you have submitted all the documents we need from you, your offer will then become unconditional.

Step 2 – 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
  • prepare to pay the NHS surcharge – this can usually be done at the same time as the visa application and your one-time visa application fee
  • meet all conditions of your offer – ensure you are holding an unconditional offer
  • complete and return the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) request form online as instructed in your email

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.

What is the CAS?

CAS is an acronym for Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies. The CAS is an electronic letter issued by London Met indicating that a student has accepted their unconditional offer to London Met, and has paid the initial deposit. Once the CAS has been issued, the student can begin the visa process. A student must accept their unconditional offer and pay their deposit (if applicable) before they receive a CAS. Only students from the USA who are using US Financial Aid are exempt from paying the initial deposit.

Step 3 – 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.

"I had always dreamed of living in London. It lived up to my dreams and more. London life is cutting edge and exciting, and I feel incredibly grateful to have had professors with such relevant experience."

Rachel Gasparini – Journalism graduate

An illustration of students outside a hall of residence
Step 4 – 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.

"The careers service at London Met was excellent, not only in supporting me at the beginning of my career but also in developing the job search skills which I still use today."

Fabio Massaro – Marketing student


Step 5 – 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.

“London Met gives you a platform to shine. The sky is the limit and it’s up to you how far you want to take that further.’’

Margaret Ampomah – International Relations student