Next steps

  1. Accept your offer
  2. Pay your deposit
  3. Apply for accommodation
  4. Meet your conditions
  5. Upload and review your information on CAS Shield
  6. Prepare for your arrival

International applicant dates and deadlines

September 2024 entry

 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 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.

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2. Pay your deposit

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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 deducted from your first tuition fees payment. 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.

International applicants are required to pay a minimum deposit of £3,000 to confirm their place and enter CAS Shield.

Applicants from India, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Ghana, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Libya, and Syria are required to pay a £5,000 top-up deposit to receive their CAS. To ensure a smooth application process, applicants are encouraged to pay their deposit as early as possible. Applicants who are required to pay a £5,000 top-up can opt to pay the full £8,000 deposit in one lump sum if they wish.

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.

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. Find out more about these terms. 

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4. Meet your conditions

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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. We accept a number of English Language qualifications, and are now offering the Kaplan Test of English (KTE) which is an easy-to-access, online English test that can be taken from home. You can register online for the KTE test.

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

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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.

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.

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