I've applied - what's next?

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Thank you for applying to study at the University of Salford. Now that you’ve submitted your application, use this page to find out what happens next. 

If you don’t find the information you need here, then take a look through our FAQs. We update these regularly to ensure you have the most up-to-date information on your application and on government guidance related to the pandemic. 

Track your application

How you can track your application depends on the method you used to apply:

I applied directly on the Applicant Portal: If you applied directly on our portal, once you have submitted your application, you will receive a notification email confirming that your application has arrived safely. This should arrive within around 5 minutes of your submission – please check your junk folder if you have not received this notification. 

We will contact you once your application has been received, and again when a decision has been made. 

You can track your application by logging into the Applicant Portal. If your application is successful, you will be able to download the offer letter from here. You will also be sent an email with your offer letter.  

My agent applied for me: If you applied through an agent, they will be able to log into our application portal to track your application for you, and advise you of the outcome.

I applied via UCAS: For undergraduate students who applied through UCAS, the simplest way to monitor the progress of your application is via UCAS Track, which updates your application status as soon as any changes occur. 

Getting your offer

There are two types of offer you can receive: an unconditional or a conditional offer. 

  • An unconditional offer means you have already satisfied the requirements for entry, and we have accepted you as a student. 

  • A conditional offer means there are some outstanding conditions you need to meet before we can accept you as a student. Offer conditions could include; submitting exam results, or proof of English language, providing a portfolio and paying a study deposit. The conditions of your offer will be detailed in your offer letter. If you are waiting for exam results and need to supply copies of academic certificates, please contact us at applications@salford.ac.uk, stating your full name and date of birth. 

If your offer is conditional upon academic results, proof of English language or an ATAS, you should provide these to us as soon as possible.  Send this information to ugadmissions@salford.ac.uk (for undergraduate students) or  pg-admissions@salford.ac.uk (for postgraduate students) stating your full name, date of birth and your student ID number (your student ID number can be found at the top of your offer letter from Salford and is written in the following format: @00XXXXXX). 

Find more information about meeting your English Language requirements

Key dates and deadlines


If you receive a conditional offer from us, you will need to meet your offer conditions before the deadline if you want to secure your place on the course. You can find the deadlines for meeting your conditions on our apply page

If you applied via UCAS, you can find more information about the deadlines you need to meet on the UCAS website

We recommend meeting your conditions as early as possible to secure your place on your chosen course. 

Replying to your offer

Accepting your offer

Whether your offer is conditional or unconditional, you will need to confirm whether you wish to accept your place with us, or if you wish to decline or defer your place to a different academic year. How you do this depends on how you applied in the first place:

I applied directly on the Applicant Portal: You can choose to accept, defer or decline your offer by logging into the Applicant Portal. To help guide you through this process, we have put together a knowledge guide that you can access via the ‘Home’ button at the top of the page on the portal. If you have not yet registered for the Applicant Portal, or require any further assistance, please email us at applications@salford.ac.uk

My agent applied for me: If you applied through your agent, they will be able to accept or decline your offer for you, so please let them know what you want to do.

I applied through UCAS: If you applied through UCAS, you should reply to your offers through UCAS Track. You can find more information about replying to your UCAS undergraduate offers

If you're unsure about anything or have any questions, please email enquiries@salford.ac.uk and they will be happy to help. 

Applying for your Student visa

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To study in the UK, most international students need a Student Visa, including students from the EU if they have not applied to the EU settlement scheme by 30 June 2021.

To apply for your visa, you must have an unconditional offer to study here and you will need a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from us, to show that we will be your immigration sponsor. Once you have met all of your offer conditions, we will get in touch with you with information about how to request your CAS.

Find out more about visas on our askUS pages

Tuition Fee Deposit

Self-funded students

If you’re paying for your studies yourself (including via a bank loan), you will need to pay a tuition fee deposit before we can give you an unconditional offer. The amount of the deposit and how to pay it will be detailed in your offer letter.  

The study deposit will be deducted from the remaining tuition fees you need to pay for the academic year. Payment of your tuition fees can be made in full at registration, or in instalments throughout the year. If you pay your tuition fees in full, you can benefit from a 3% prompt payment discount. Alternatively, the instalment plan splits the tuition fee cost into five equal payments, running from the month after your registration. If you’re studying part-time, the total per annum will be calculated pro-rata, based on the number of credits you’re studying each year.

Remember, we offer a range of scholarships for international students, which can help you fund your studies.

You can find more information about how to pay your deposit, and about tuition fees on our askUS pages

Sponsored students

If you are funded by an organisation, such as your employer, or government, we will need an official letter from them confirming the full amount of the sponsorship and the invoice details. We recommend that you email income-treasury@salford.ac.uk as early as possible to ensure it is in place before you register. Please make sure you quote your student ID number when you email your funding letter to us.

You can find more information on our askUS pages.

Meet us at events

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We have plenty of opportunities throughout the year to discover more about our university and the courses we have on offer, from large scale Open Days to smaller bespoke events about your subject.

To find the right event for you take a look at our online events page for more information. Or keep an eye out on our social media accounts for events in your country.



If you've been offered a place to study with us, another important decision you'll make is where you're going to live. Staying in university accommodation can be a great way to make friends and benefit from easy access to campus.

If you are a postgraduate student, we have a selection of accommodation available to you in John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts. Or if you are an undergraduate student, applying for your first year of university, you can choose to live at either Peel Park Quarter or John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts.

Our accommodation is managed by our partner, Campus Living Villages, and you can find more information on the rooms we have available on the CLV website. To contact Campus Living Villages directly, call 0161 850 6664 or email salford@clvuk.com.

If you would prefer to live in private accommodation and not on campus, we recommend using Manchester Student Homes, who can give you free advice about suitable options and can guide you on the process. Please contact them directly for information on their services and to confirm when you can move in.  

Chat to our students

Chat to our students to find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Salford. Our students are happy to chat with you, whether you have questions about accommodation or student life, or need advice about your course and student support or want more of an insight into campus facilities. 

Get in touch

We're here to help support you and answer any queries you may have. Get in touch with our friendly team by emailing enquiries@salford.ac.uk or you can phone us from Monday - Friday 10am-4pm (UK time) on +44 (0)161 295 4545.