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, it's important to get these to us as soon as you can to confirm your place. You can find the conditions deadlines here, but we advise sending your documents as soon as possible as deadlines can be earlier as courses reach capacity.
- 2) Pay your deposit or provide proof of sponsorship
Self-funding international students must pay a tuition fee deposit of £5,500 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.
Sponsored students (students with an official financial sponsor) must provide official evidence of financial sponsorship.
Find out more below.
- 3) Check your course start date. You can find details of when you need to be on campus for your induction on our deadlines page. Make sure you plan to arrive on campus in time for this date.
- 4) Book your accommodation - it is your responsibility to find and secure accommodation before you arrive at Salford. Find out more about accommodation further down this page.
- 5) Prepare to apply for your visa - you will need to get your CAS first before you can apply for your visa. Find out more about how to get your CAS and visa.
Life at Salford
There are plenty of exciting things to do outside of the classroom across our campuses and in the city! Watch the below videos to see what life is like for 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. Watch our videos below to meet some of the team who will help you settle into life at Salford, and will make you welcome as soon as you arrive.
It is your responsibility to book your accommodation before you arrive at Salford. We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment as there is a shortage of both student and private accommodation in Greater Manchester this year, partly due to Greater Manchester having one of the largest student populations in Europe.
Living in student accommodation is a great way to meet new people and enjoy socialising with our friendly, vibrant community.
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. We also have our popular John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts nearer to our Frederick Road campus which have common rooms and even a free gym.
Would you prefer to live off-campus? We recommend using Manchester Student Homes to help you find accredited accommodation. You can also use websites like Spareroom, Rightmove and Zoopla, and you should look at accommodation options right across Greater Manchester and not just Salford, as we do have good transport links to help you travel to campus.
Are you a student with a family? It is especially important to start your search early as there are limited accommodation options for families. You should not bring your dependents with you to the UK until you have secured appropriate accommodation for them first. You can find some support in finding family-friendly accommodation.
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 (self-funded students)
Before you can confirm your place on your course, you must pay a deposit of £5,500 (if you are self-funding your studies).
The deposit will be deducted from your tuition fee amount for the year. During registration (or before), you will need to arrange payment of your tuition fees.
If you choose to pay your full tuition fees for the year upfront, we offer a prompt payment discount of 3% on the net fee remaining after any scholarship has been applied.
Or, you have the option to pay in instalments (starting the month after the course commencement date) which helps to spread out the cost of your studies over time. If you choose to pay your fees in instalments, you will pay in either 5 or 7 consecutive monthly instalments, depending on what course you are studying.
Make sure you pay your fees safely and read these tips to avoid any money scams.
Paying your fees (sponsored 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.
Managing your money
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.
Watch our guide to the cost of living in Salford and Manchester below:
Share this guide with your parents / supporters
We know that going to university is an important decision and can impact other family members.
We have created a guide, especially for the parents or carers of our international offer holders. There is a different guide for undergraduate and postgraduate study, which explains more about our university, and the application and offer-making process.
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.
Or you can explore our new virtual hub to watch videos of our students and facilities.
Supporting your career
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 new Graduate visa, which is available to students who hold a valid Student Visa and have successfully completed a degree in the UK? You’ll be able to work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to 2 years.
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.
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.
Speak to our students
Want to find out what it’s like studying at the University of Salford? You have the chance to speak to our current students directly!
Send a message to one of our ambassadors using the link below or arrange a 15-minute call with one of our international student ambassadors (via Teams).
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.
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.