Changing your application

Second thoughts about your course?

It is not unusual for applicants to re-think their course choices. If you feel that the course you have been made an offer for is no longer the right one for you, please email or write to us and explain what you wish to do and why. The Admissions Officer will be happy to consider a request for a change of course if places are available on your chosen course and make a revised offer if at all possible.

Note: Please contact us by the end of August if you want to change your course(s), as it is not always possible during your first semester.

Change of personal details

It is important that you keep us informed of any changes to your personal details, this should be sent by email or in writing to the Admissions Office.

Change of address

You will be getting a number of important documents over the coming months. It's very important that you keep the Admissions Office at Oxford Brookes University (and UCAS or UCAS Teacher Training) notified of any change of address or other contact details.

Deferred entry

We are happy to consider a request to defer your entry for most courses, if your circumstances or plans change during the year.

How to defer your entry

If you would prefer to start your course at a later date, you can submit a request to defer*. While we are not able to guarantee the option of a deferral, we will do our best to accommodate your request.

*If you are unable to submit the form

If you are unable to submit this form, please email the below information to us at Please entitle your email ‘Deferral request’.

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • UCAS/Applicant ID
  • Name of course
  • Country of residence
  • If you have an agent, please confirm their email address
  • What English language test did you take? 
  • What is the award date of your English language certificate?
  • Please provide a brief explanation of your reason for requesting a deferral