Once you have an offer
If you are accepted onto a postgraduate programme at Swansea, you will receive an offer letter from us setting out any conditions you will need to meet before you can enrol at Swansea University, the cost of your course and the date on which it starts.
Your offer will be either Conditional or Unconditional:
- Conditional means that you have not yet satisfied our academic, English language or any other entry requirements (such as references). Details of our offer conditions and how you can satisfy these requirements will be given in your offer letter.
- Unconditional means that you have met all our academic, English language or other conditions (international applicants will be advised on how to obtain a ‘Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies’ (CAS) statement.
To accept an offer of a place, you will need to sign and date the duplicate copy of the offer letter within 28 days of date of issue. You can send us your signed acceptance letter as follows:
- By email: email@example.com
- By fax: 44 (0) 1792 295110
- By post: Postgraduate Admissions Office
Meeting terms of conditional offers:
You should try to meet all the conditions of your offer by early September if you are applying for entry in October. (This is particularly important for international students due to visa application deadlines.) This means that you will need to supply the required documentation demonstrating that you have met any outstanding conditions (e.g. academic requirements, English language and/or references) as detailed in your offer letter. We will send you a reminder prior to this deadline.
Applicants for taught programmes in Childhood Studies will require a satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Enhanced Disclosure. Please note that we will require the original copy of your disclosure certificate before you can be considered to have completed this condition and allowed to register with the University.
Unconditional offer and CAS statements
In order to receive a formal Unconditional offer statement, or, for international students a letter (known as a ‘Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies’ (CAS) statement) which will enable you to apply for a General (Adult) Student Tier 4 visa (if applicable) you will need to:
- Provide copies of degree certificates, transcripts and references as outlined in your Conditional offer letter.
- Demonstrate that you have reached the required standard of English language competence by providing an English language test certificate of results which meet the scores specified in your Conditional offer letter.
- Pay your tuition fee deposit (international students only) of £2,000 to confirm your place and send us a copy of your personal details page of your passport.
If you are unable to meet all the conditions outlined in our offer letter, or you wish for personal reasons not to take up our offer, you can request that our conditional offer be deferred until a later date. Generally, applicants may be allowed to defer their places up to a maximum of 2 years but some departments may only allow one deferral.
When all the conditions of an offer have been fulfilled, the Postgraduate Admissions Office will write to firmly accept you as a student of the University. Information on how to travel to Swansea (including details of our ‘meet and greet’ service for international students), enrolment, how to pay tuition fees and induction events for new postgraduates will also be sent to you.
Non-EEA applicants who complete the admissions process will be issued with instructions and a CAS number that they can use to apply for an adult student visa under Tier 4 of the Points Based System to study in the United Kingdom. Please note that it is the applicant’s responsibility to apply for their student visa at the relevant British Embassy or British High Commission. Some non-EEA students who are offered places to study on full-time programmes in certain science/engineering related subjects will also require an ATAS Clearance Certificate before applying for their student visa. Instructions on how to apply for an ATAS Clearance Certificate will be included with your offer letter.
You are encouraged to contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office at any time during the application process if you have any questions. Please remember to quote your Swansea student number in all email correspondence.