Your Brookes offer and your next steps

Here's everything you need to know before making a decision on your postgraduate offer

Accept your offer

Congratulations! You've received an offer of a place to study your postgraduate course at Oxford Brookes University.

Our students love Oxford Brookes and we’re sure you will too. On this page, you’ll find the information you need to accept your offer and find out more about life here at Oxford Brookes.

Dates and deadlines for September 2024 entry

UK applicants

International applicants

Your next steps

  1. Accept your offer
  2. Pay your deposit (International Students)
  3. Pay your tuition fees
  4. Apply for accommodation
  5. Meet your conditions
  6. Upload and review your information on CAS Shield (International students)
  7. Prepare for your arrival

 Announcement 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 Oxford Brookes, you can log into our applicant portal to accept your offer. 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. It is important that you read our conditions of acceptance before accepting a place at Oxford Brookes University.

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

Postgraduate student in class

2. Pay your deposit

Students in class

All international students will need to pay a deposit to secure their place at Oxford Brookes, or provide evidence of financial sponsorship by an Oxford Brookes approved sponsor. The deposit will be between £3,000 and £8,000 and will be deducted from your first tuition fees payment.

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. 

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.

Once you have been assigned a room in a Hall of Residence, you will be required to sign a formal contract digitally. As soon as you sign your contract, you are entering into a legally binding financial agreement, so you should be aware of these terms and agree to them before signing. 

Clive Booth Hall student accommodation

4. Meet your conditions

Postgraduate Student

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. Upload and review your information on CAS Shield (International students)

There is a lot to do when preparing for university. One of the most important things is getting your CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) from us. You need a CAS so that you can get your Student Visa to study in the UK.

We use CAS Shield, an online self-service system, which allows you to upload all the vital information and documents that our Applicant Compliance Team needs to issue your CAS. You’ll also be able to view live updates on your CAS Shield profile at any time.

If you intend to study or research one of the subjects included in the Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS), including science, engineering, and technology, we will need a valid ATAS certificate before we can award you a CAS. Learn more about ATAS requirements.

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6. Make a payment

Using a cashpoint

If you're paying your student tuition or accommodation fees in full or part payments, or have sponsorship support, read the information here to make sure your online payments are made correctly.

You can also find details on fees for our English language courses, international admission fees, how to stay on track with your payments and who to ask when you need help.

7. 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.

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Financial support

If you’re a UK student, we have a range of financial support that you can combine with your student loan to support you through your time at Oxford Brookes. If you’re from a lower income household, you could be eligible for the Oxford Brookes Bursary, worth up to £3,000 per year.

If you are an international student, you could be eligible for a scholarship worth £2,000 towards your tuition fees if you accept your offer and pay your deposit by within the specified date. Find out more about the scholarships we have in place for international students below.

Why choose Oxford Brookes?

Our students tell us that they love our supportive staff and first rate facilities. Our strong links to industry mean excellent placements and opportunities to prepare you for your future career. The city of Oxford is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the UK, with a vibrant and cosmopolitan community. It’s a great place to live, with a strong and active student population. Oxford is well connected to the rest of the country with excellent bus and train networks and the M40 nearby, so it’s easy to visit home or explore other cities such as London, Bath or Bristol.

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Oxford really has something for everyone, but don't just take our word for it. Discover what our students love most about being a student in Oxford.

Discover our halls

Getting your very own place can be one of the most exciting parts of university life. At Oxford Brookes University we offer a wide range of accommodation to suit all needs. They’re all situated close to bus routes, making it easy for you to get around the city and to your lectures.

Check out our accommodation pages for full details.

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Your journey starts here

Going to university isn’t just about developing academically. You will grow personally too, developing new life skills, confidence, and making connections that will last a lifetime.

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Life outside of lectures

From societies to sports, from part-time work to city life, we’ve gathered a few videos to show you what life is like at Oxford Brookes.

Sport and societies at Oxford Brookes

Whether you’re a gym-user or a quarterback, a rower or a cricketer, Brookes sport has a team for you. Looking to try something new? Brookes Union has over 100 societies you can join, from dancing to EDM.

Part-time work

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A view to Oxford

Oxford is a great place to live, with a vibrant and active student population. Join Casey as she takes you on a tour of all of her favourite places - from restaurants on the Cowley Road, to fascinating museums.

Getting around the city

Join Ore as she travels around and discovers the best ways to visit all that the city has to offer. From Brookes’ own U1 and U5 bus services, that connect the campuses, to the city bikes and the Oxford Tube to London.

Campus and facilities

Our Oxford campuses are located around the city and are all connected to each other and the city centre by the BROOKESbus service. Harcourt Hill Campus is to the west of Oxford, Headington Campus is on the eastern side of the city and Wheatley Campus is in a village seven miles east of the city centre.

Explore the campus

Our on-site campus tours are the best way to find out if Oxford Brookes is the right place for you. Explore our award-winning academic and social spaces, check out our lecture halls and workspaces and walk through our state-of-the-art library, sports facilities, cafes and more.

Can’t get to our campus? We've created a range of videos and virtual tours to allow you to explore our campuses and student accommodation at a time, place and pace that suits you.