Next steps

    1. Accept your offer
    2. Pay your deposit
    3. Apply for accommodation
    4. Meet your conditions
    5. Fill out the Visa Information Form
    6. Prepare for your arrival
    • When you receive an offer, this will either be an unconditional or a conditional offer. An unconditional offer means that you have met the entry requirements for your course and are guaranteed a place at Oxford Brookes University. A conditional offer means that you are required to meet certain conditions specified by the university before you can take up your place at Oxford Brookes.
  • 1. Accept your offer

    If you applied directly to the University, all information about your offer will be sent to you by our admissions team. To reply to your offer and accept your place you will need to reply directly to the University by the deadline given.

    If you applied through UCAS, you will be asked to choose your ‘firm acceptance’ (your first choice) and your ‘insurance acceptance’ (your second or back-up choice), once every university that you have applied to has made their decision. You must make your decision by the deadline UCAS gives you, otherwise your offers will be declined automatically. Find out more at

    It is important that you read our conditions of acceptance before accepting a place at Oxford Brookes University.

  • 2. Pay your deposit

    All international students will need to pay a £3,000 deposit to secure their place at Oxford Brookes, or provide evidence of financial sponsorship by an Oxford Brookes approved sponsor.

    It is important to note that even if you have indicated the acceptance of your place through our portal or through UCAS, you will still need to pay your deposit in order to secure it.

    Find out more about how to pay your deposit.

    Before you start your course, you will also need to decide how you are going to pay your tuition fees. You can pay your tuition fees in instalments by a number of different methods. More information on paying your fees.

  • 3. Apply for accommodation

    You will be able to apply for a place in our halls of residence once you have accepted your offer. You will be sent an email from our Accommodation Bureau, inviting you to apply.

    If you are starting a course in September, we will send you your invitation after you have accepted your offer and you will need to apply by late July. If you are starting in January, we will send you your invitation to apply in November and you will need to apply by mid-December.

    Find out more about our halls of residence.

  • 4. Meet your conditions

    Most applicants will receive a conditional offer. This means that we would like to offer you a place on your chosen course, but we do not yet have sufficient information from you to confirm that place. Your offer letter will clearly state the conditions of your offer.


    The conditions are typically:

    • completing an academic qualification or successfully completing your school studies or current course
    • achieving a certain level in an English language test
    • sending us further information such as copies of qualifications and references
    • paying a deposit as part of your conditions.

    Once you have met any of the conditions for your course, you should send proof immediately to the Admissions Office. Direct applicants can upload their evidence directly to their portal.

    English language conditions

    If English is not your first language and you have not yet taken a recognised English language test, it is likely that a condition of your offer will relate to English language.

    If you have already taken an English language test, but not reached the required level, you could take our Pre-sessional English course. If you successfully complete this course you will meet our language entry requirements without needing to take another external English language test.

    • When you have met all the conditions of your offer you will receive an unconditional offer and your place at Oxford Brookes University is guaranteed

  • 5. Fill out the Visa Information Form

    We will email this form to any students whose nationality is not British, to find out whether you will need a Student visa or whether you already have a visa which allows you to study in the UK. If you need a Student visa, you will need a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) and we may email you for further documents.

    Find out more about the CAS process and what you will need to supply.

  • 6. Prepare for your arrival


    The final step is enrolment and moving in! You’ll be sent information about how to enrol and what to do when you arrive nearer the time.

    In the meantime, you can find lots of useful advice on preparing to move to the UK from our International Student Advice Team.