If your application to study at UAL is successful, you’ll receive an offer email, an update in your UAL Portal or a notification from UCAS.
There are 2 types of offer that you could receive. However, an offer must become fully unconditional before you can study at UAL.
A conditional offer means you still need to meet certain conditions for your place to be confirmed. The condition(s) of your offer may vary, for example you may have an academic condition and/or an English language condition.
The conditions will be specified in your offer email or via UCAS. Please read your offer carefully and if you have any questions, contact us via the UAL Portal.
Once you have met all the conditions, your offer will be updated to an unconditional offer. You won't receive a new offer letter, but don't worry, you’ll be able to see your updated offer in your UAL Portal and/or on UCAS.
If you receive an unconditional offer, it means you have no academic conditions or English language conditions to meet, based on the information provided in your application. You will still need to upload evidence of your qualification(s) via your UAL Portal, in the ‘my Application(s)’ tab – you should do this as soon as possible.
What to do next
Step 1: Accept your offer
You should respond to your offer by the deadline given in your offer email. If you applied through UCAS, you should accept your offer through UCAS. If you didn’t apply through UCAS, you can accept it via the UAL Portal.
Step 2: Meet the conditions of your offer
As soon as you receive your academic results, please scan your certificates and upload them to the UAL Portal. If you need to provide evidence to show that you’ve met our English language requirements, you’ll also need to upload these results via the UAL Portal.
If your course starts in September/October 2023, this must be done by 31 August 2023 (undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses) or by 18 August 2023 (pre-degree courses) – unless you've been given a different date.
If your course starts in January 2024, you must meet your conditions by 14 December 2023.
The next 3 steps are for international students only.
Step 3: Pay your deposit (International students only)
If you’re an international student, you must pay a deposit of £4,000 as soon as possible after accepting your offer. Once you have enrolled, the deposit will contribute towards your total tuition fee payment.
To do this, login to your UAL Portal, go to 'my Application(s)' and click the 'Pay your deposit' button.
Step 4: Receive your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number (International students only)
If you’re an international student, you will need a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) statement to apply for your Student visa to study in the UK.
Once you have completed the first 3 steps above, we will process your CAS statement. The soonest you can receive a CAS is 3 months before the course start date. We are automatically notified when you are eligible to receive your CAS. Please wait to hear from us.
Read more about Student visas and getting a CAS statement.
Step 5: Apply for your Student visa (International students only)
You can start your visa application once you’ve received your CAS statement. Before you start, visit our Student visa page for useful advice and step-by-step guides.