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Next steps for applicants

Congratulations on your offer!

You will have been notified whether we have:

  • given you an Unconditional offer: this means you have met all the entry requirements for your course and have been offered a place
  • given you a Conditional offer: this means you will have a place on your course, provided you meet the conditions set out in the offer letter. Usually, this will mean achieving a certain standard in your current qualification, such as your Bachelor’s degree, or obtaining an accepted English language qualification

It’s really important that you carefully read your offer letter and everything enclosed with it. Your offer letter will typically include important information about tuition fees and other costs associated with studying at university, as well the student agreement and the next steps leaflet for September 2019 and January 2020 entry (pdf 67kb).

Accepting or declining your offer

Once you have your offer, we ask that you either accept or decline it as quickly as possible – log into myHub, with your student number. If you decide not to study at BU, it is important that you let us know as soon as you can.

Paying a deposit

If you are an international (non-UK/EU) student, we will ask you for a deposit, which is non-refundable in the majority of cases. 

Once you have met the conditions of your offer

If your offer is conditional, you will need to provide us with the information we have requested in your offer letter.  Please check myHub for any additional requests such as:

  • earlier qualifications/proof of study
  • eligibility to study in the UK and English language qualifications
  • employer or academic reference.

You should upload any required information to accompany your application via myHub, copies are acceptable. However when you enrol you must bring your original documents. Please ensure that you have cleared all your actions within myHub before the start of the course.

If you are a non-UK student and have questions regarding the above, please email us.

If you’ve applied via one of our International Representatives, please check with them for more details on what you need to do and when.

Once we have received your results, and made a decision about your offer, we will update your status in myHub.


Explore your accommodation options for our September and January intakes, including information about the accommodation guarantee and how to book.

Visas for non-EU applicants

If you require a Tier 4 Student Visa, our International Admissions Team will contact you. Please upload in myHub any outstanding documents as soon as possible. Please note we cannot issue your CAS number until you clear all your actions in myHub.

Please be aware that due to UKVI regulations we cannot issue your CAS more than 3 months prior to your course start date.

Keeping in touch

We will continue to keep in touch and send you useful information to help you get ready for the start of term so don't forget to add the domain to your safe senders list to ensure all our emails get through to you.

Life as a postgraduate student

  • You can read our students’ experiences on the blog
  • Take your time to read the BU Student Agreement – it outlines key rules and regulations that you should be aware of before you arrive.
  • It’s free to download and use Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus while you’re studying. This includes the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other MS applications, with 1 TB of storage through OneDrive. You’ll be able to install Office on up to five personal devices, along with mobile Office applications for your phone.


You may be able to defer your place once, to the next academic year of entry. Beyond this you would need to submit a new application. 

Admissions, complaints and appeals

If you wish to make an appeal or a complaint about your application you should review the Recruitment, Selection and Admissions – Appeals and Complaints: Policy and Procedure and follow the process set out in that document. You can only appeal about processes and procedures if there is relevant new information available which was not included in the orginal application. You cannot appeal against matters of academic judgement.

If you wish to appeal a decision or make a complaint, contact our appeals team or our complaints team.