Postgraduate Offer Holder Hub

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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.

*Some of our postgraduate courses in business/management, science, engineering, health and environment are now full and we are no longer able to accept conditions or deposits so you may need to reapply for the next intake. Check the intakes page regularly to find out if we are still accepting conditions and deposits for your course.

  • 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

Manchester buildings

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.

Where on Earth is Salford?

Get a scholarship

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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 tuition fees

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 the tuition fee amount for the year. 

During registration (or before), you will need to arrange payment of your tuition fees. Watch the video and follow the links below to discover exactly how to pay your tuition fees. 

Paying your tuition fees as an international student


It is your responsibility to book your accommodation before you arrive in Salford. We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment as Greater Manchester has one of the largest student populations in Europe, so places fill up quickly.

Watch the video below and click on the links to hear our international students and staff talk about the different accommodation options available and our advice to help you find your new home. 

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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. 



UK Culture and higher education course

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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.

Learning English for Academic Purposes Programme (LEAP)

If you would like help to improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking in English, you can join our LEAP programme. Take a watch of the video below to discover how LEAP could help you. 

Learning English for Academic Purposes

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.