This page explains the process you will need to follow in order to progress your application, once you receive an offer for one of our postgraduate courses.
Select each heading below for more details:
myHub and tracking your application
It is important that you access and log in to myHub regularly for information and communication about your application.
myHub is BU's online portal for anyone who has applied to the university. This is where all the details about your application are kept and updated, so you can track the progress of your application as well as communicate with our International Admissions Team.
The login details to your myHub account are sent to you via email soon after your application has been received. If you cannot remember your login details, contact our IT Service Desk on +44 (0)1202 965515 or via the IT Services website. You will need to provide your 7-digit student ID which can be found in your offer letter.
Meeting the conditions of your offer
If you receive a Conditional offer, the offer letter sent to you via email highlights the conditions you have to meet in order to be accepted on your course. Refer to your offer letter and check your myHub account to find a list of your offer conditions and outstanding actions. Once you meet the offer conditions, please upload your relevant documents directly to your myHub account. If your offer is not updated within 4 weeks of providing your documents please contact us via [email protected]. Always add your 7-digit student reference number to the subject line of your email.
Accepting your offer
All offer holders:
To accept your offer and secure your place on the course, you must log in to your account on myHub and firmly accept your offer.
International offer holders:
As well as firmly accepting your offer, you must reserve your place on the course by paying a tuition fee deposit. The deposit payment deadline is specified in your offer letter. This date is usually on 1 June for a September course start and 1 November if your course starts the following January.
We will not withdraw your offer if you are unable to pay your deposit by the stated deadline however your place on the course will not be secured until the deposit payment is received and we will not be able to issue your CAS without which you can not apply for your Student Route Visa. We would therefore advice you not to delay the process.
It is important to know that you won’t be able to confirm your accommodation with BU until you accept your offer by paying the tuition fee deposit. The accommodation booking process starts in November. We advise you to book accommodation as early as possible in order to improve your chances of selecting the room that best suits your needs.
Uploading all the requested documents to myHub
After you accept your offer, the next step is making sure you clear all the pending actions on your account in myHub. This could be any or all of the following:
- A legible copy of a valid passport
- Copy of your final certificate (original and/or translation)
- Copy of your final transcripts (original and/or translation)
- Copy of IELTS certificate or an alternative recognised English language qualification
- Academic and/or professional references
- Personal statement
- Confirmation of any previous UK study
- Copy of any previous UK visas
A list of pending actions can be seen in your offer letter.
CAS and Student Route visa application
The Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) is a document you will need in order to apply for your Student Route visa. This is issued by the university to the applicant.
We typically start issuing CAS from six months prior to your course start and will do so from 01 May 2023 for September 2023 entry and 02 October 2023 for January 2024 entry.
To ensure you obtain your CAS in time for your visa application, you must clear all pending actions on your account in myHub, firmly accept your offer and pay your deposit by the deadline specified in your offer letter.
How to get in touch for queries about your application
For queries specific to your application or offer please complete the International Admissions enquiry form.