International Offer Holder Hub
Use our offer holder hub to explore what life at Salford is like, to help yourself make a decision, and to understand your next steps. Meet some of the friendly people who will help you to settle in. Find information on funding your course, and have a look at accommodation options. You can also take a virtual tour and speak to some of our current students.
Your next steps
Congratulations – you have been offered a place! Please reply to your offer as soon as possible, and then make sure that you complete the following steps:
1) Meet all of your outstanding conditions
If your offer is ‘conditional’, there are a few further steps you need to take, to be able to gain entry to Salford. If your offer is conditional upon academic results or proof of English language, get these to us as soon as you can.
2) Pay your deposit or provide proof of sponsorship
Self-funding international students must pay a tuition fee deposit before we can issue a CAS (certificate of acceptance of studies). You should only pay your deposit after you have met all the conditions of your offer. Find out how to pay your deposit on our askUS page for self-funding students.
Sponsored students (students with an official financial sponsor) must provide official evidence of financial sponsorship.
3) Apply for accommodation
You can apply for your accommodation as soon as you have accepted your offer. Accommodation is not guaranteed, but offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Find more details about the different accommodation options.
4) Receive your CAS and prepare to apply for your visa
Once you have met all of the conditions of your offer, we will send you a draft CAS by email which you must check and confirm the details are correct. If you are a self-funded student, you will be asked to upload your bank statements, which will be checked by our admissions team before your CAS can be issued. Full instructions will be detailed in the email. You will need your CAS number to apply for a study visa. Find out more about the CAS and visa process.
Speak to our students
Want to find out what it’s really like studying at the University of Salford? Speak to our students! Send a message to one of our ambassadors – they are happy to chat and answer questions about student life. Please don't ask them about the status of your admission, or your CAS/Visa as they won't be able to help with this.
Life at Salford
We know university life isn’t all about studying – sometimes you have to have fun too. There are plenty of exciting things to do outside of the classroom across our campuses and in the city!
From joining a club or society (we have 100 to choose from), to taking part in a gym class, to meeting up with friends for coffee or lunch in Atmosphere bar and café: when you're not working on your next assignment or research project, you can be enjoying the perks of being on campus.
We have the beautiful Peel Park next to the river if you want to enjoy a scenic walk, and Manchester city centre is in walking distance - so you can enjoy all the exciting things that it has on offer!
Living costs are more reasonable in Salford and Manchester than many other cities in the UK. Find out more about living costs on our askUS pages. askUS also provide more information and money advice for international students.
Support and Wellbeing
We want you to enjoy your time studying here, but we understand that sometimes you might need a little extra support.
Whether you need advice about accommodation, settling into student life, or are feeling anxious and just want a chat with our friendly wellbeing team askUS, we are here to help. Meet some of the team who will help you settle into life at Salford, and will make you welcome as soon as you arrive.
Fees and scholarships
We know that funding your studies in the UK can be daunting, so we offer a range of options to support you in managing your finances.
As an offer holder, you may be eligible for one of our scholarships to get a discount on tuition fees. We have a range of automatic merit-based scholarships and if you are eligible for one of these, it will be included in your offer letter. So remember to check your offer letter carefully.
Paying your fees
If you are self-funding your studies, you have the option to pay in 5 instalments (starting the month after the course commencement date). This helps to spread out the cost of your studies over time.
Alternatively, if you choose to pay in full upfront, we offer a prompt payment discount of 3% on the net fee remaining after any scholarship has been applied. For more information, please visit our askUS page for self-funding students.
If you are a sponsored student, we will need an official letter from your sponsor at the beginning of each academic year. For more information, please visit the section for sponsored students on our askUS site .
Our student support service, askUS, offers information and advice to help you manage your finances. This includes advice for budgeting, bank accounts and working in the UK. You can ask for their help at any time, throughout your journey to Salford and after you enrol as a student.
Make sure you pay your fees safely and avoid any money scams - read the advice from askUS about how to do this.
Living in student accommodation is a great way to experience the vibrant community spirit here at Salford.
No matter whether you’re an undergraduate student coming to university for the first time or a postgraduate student looking to live in halls, we’ve got some great accommodation options to choose from, including Peel Park Quarter - which was recently voted the second-best halls of residence in the UK by Student Hut.
Would you prefer to live off-campus? We can point you in the right direction to find private accommodation too.
We are proud of our excellent industry connections, expert academics and accredited courses. This means you can be confident that your learning and experience is relevant to your chosen career.
Find out more about our schools below.
Helping prepare you for your studies
To help you prepare for your studies during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have introduced some new policies to support you on your journey to Salford. This includes making sure your tuition fee deposit is secure, support during any self-isolation you might need to do on arrival in the UK and more.
All of the latest information and answers to your frequently asked questions about COVID-19 can be found on the web page below. So please keep checking it regularly and we will contact you when we have important updates you need to know.
Do you want to learn more about UK culture and higher education?
If you want to learn more about what it is like to study in the UK before you start with us, you might be interested in this free course by FurtureLearn.
The course will help you to become more familiar with being taught in English and how higher education courses are structured and assessed in the UK. It will also cover practical issues about living in the UK, such as accommodation, what to bring and about making friends.
If this is something you would like like to know more about, you can sign up on the FutureLearn website.
Join us at one of our online events
We can’t meet you in your country at the moment, but we can meet you online! At our online events, you can speak to academic staff, find out more about your course and what life is like in Salford.
Careers and Graduate Immigration Route
Our careers and employability service is available to you for life, not just while you’re a student with us, and our specialist support team can help you find work placements, voluntary positions or paid work.
Have you heard about the Graduate immigration route is available to students who hold a valid Student Visa and have completed a degree in the UK from summer 2021? You’ll be able to work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to 2 years.
We invest heavily in our facilities to ensure you're using industry-standard equipment during your studies, meaning you'll graduate with a working knowledge of the practical concepts that you'll be faced with day-to-day. We've got ambitious plans for the future too and our campus continues to evolve and grow.
Take a virtual tour to see all of our campuses and get a 360 view of where you will be studying and our state-of-the-art facilities, depending on which subject you choose.
Parents Guide - share it with your family
We also know that no matter your age, parents or other family members are always going to worry about you when you make a big decision such as going to university. So, we have put together a guide especially for the parents of our offer holders, which outlines what makes studying at Salford so special - and all the support systems in place to make sure you have an amazing experience!
Pass this onto your parents for them to read.
Our students' stories
Read a few of our student stories below, and find more on our Made in Salford blog.
International Insights Podcast
Our student-led podcast discusses tips and advice for international students who are looking to study at Salford. You can hear from our current overseas students about their experience.
Meet Foluke; United Nations Award winner
Foulke Michael who studied MSc Project Management at Salford has won multiple awards and is internationally recognised for her efforts in sustainability and social development.
Meet Chuks: MSc Public Health graduate
Chuks Onwunyi joined the University of Salford from Nigeria and has shared with us the reasons he decided to study MSc Public Health and how his studies have kick-started his amazing career right after graduation.
Q&A with a Kenyan student
Muazzam travelled 6,450 miles from Kenya to Salford, to study Aeronautical Engineering. He says the experience has moulded him into a different person and he has enjoyed every minute of it. Find out more here.
From India to Salford
MSc Digital Marketing student, Sneha Karunakaran, talks about her experience at Salford and about her exciting paid industry placement.
Join our Applicant Facebook Group
If you'd like to meet other students from your course, or have any questions that you want answers to, you could join our Facebook Group designed specifically for applicants.
Look out for the Postgraduate 2022 applicant group coming soon!
Not on Facebook? We're on a variety of social media channels so you have several options for connecting with our community.