Congratulations on your offer to study at the University of Salford!
Use our offer holder hub to explore what life is like as a master's student at Salford. You can also find out everything you need to do before your course starts.
Your next steps
- 1) Accept your offer: if you have decided you want to study with us, you should go to the Applicant Portal and accept your offer.
- 2) Meet all your offer conditions as soon as possible: if your offer is ‘conditional’, you must meet all the conditions in your offer letter to confirm your place on your course.
Once you have provided all of these, the final step in meeting your conditions is to pay your deposit or provide proof of sponsorship.
Due to the popularity of our postgraduate taught courses, we do not provide specific deadlines for when you should meet your offer conditions. We recommend you meet your offer conditions as soon as possible to secure your place on your course.
You should check your offer letter to find out the conditions you need to meet.
- 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 below.
- 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.
Love your life at Salford
Salford is part of Greater Manchester, a thriving, diverse city-region in the north-west of England. Our main campus is just 2km from Manchester city centre, so our students get to enjoy the history, culture, nightlife and restaurants of two fantastic cities.
Take a tour in the video below - from our university to Manchester city centre and beyond - discovering all the best spots our neighbourhood has to offer along the way.
Get a Scholarship
As an offer holder, you may be eligible for one of our scholarships to get a discount on your 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 and deposit
If you are a self-funded student, you must pay a deposit of £5,500 to confirm your place on your course. 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. How you pay is up to you, you can choose to:
- Get a prompt payment discount of 3% by paying your full tuition fees for the year upfront. The discount is applied to the net fee remaining after any scholarship has been applied.
- 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 7 consecutive monthly instalments.
Make sure you pay your fees safely and read these tips to avoid any money scams.
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 using the link below.
It is your responsibility to book your accommodation before you arrive in 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.
You could choose to stay in 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.
How to get your Student Visa
We've created videos to explain how to get your CAS and your Student Visa when you're applying from outside the UK.
You can also find information to support you if you are applying for a visa from inside the UK.
Meet the Team
Scroll through the videos below to meet some of our friendly support teams on campus, from our sports centre staff to our accommodation providers and security team.
LIFE AT SALFORD
Life on campus
On campus, there's lots to get involved in: from joining a society, to exploring our sports centre and fitness classes, to relaxing after a day of lectures in our Students' Union. We also have beautiful green spaces for you to relax, with Peel Park situated right next to our main campus.
In the city
When you're not in lectures or spending time with friends on campus, heading into Manchester city centre is a great option. We're just a 20-minute walk from Spinningfields, but with our on-campus train station (Salford Crescent), you can be at the heart of the city within minutes. The 50 bus is also free to students, meaning you can take advantage of our campus at MediaCity and discover the beautiful views of the Quays.
> Explore city life as an international student
Salford Students' Union
Our Students' Union based in University House is the place to go for all your student queries once you're on campus. askUS is in this building and you'll also find our student radio station Shock Radio, Atmosphere, and our common room.
Our sports centre comes complete with a swimming pool, sauna and spa, a gym, a six-court sports hall, fitness suites, fitness classes, external pitches and changing facilities. Perfect for working out in the morning, lunchtime, evening - whatever time of day suits you.
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. 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.
UK Culture and higher education course
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 FutureLearn.
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 making friends.
Got a question?
If you have a question about your application, you can contact us at any time. We've also put together a list of frequently asked questions, so check these out first to find out if your question has already been answered by our team.