I've applied - what happens next?

Open day bunting hanging in Peel Park

Track your application

The simplest way to monitor the progress of your application is via the UCAS Applicant Hub, which updates your application status as soon as any changes occur. If you have any questions about your application, there are a number of ways for you to contact UCAS. You can also speak to our admissions team on enquiries@salford.ac.uk or +44 (0)161 295 4545.

Receiving an offer to study with us

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

If you receive an unconditional offer from us and then decide to choose us as your firm choice, the place is yours – you’ll be joining the University of Salford!

If you receive a conditional offer from us and then decide to choose us as your firm choice, the place is yours provided you meet the specific conditions of your offer. You will be able to see these conditions on the UCAS Applicant Hub. It’s really important that you satisfy all the conditions of your offer, not just those that relate to your academic grades.

A few examples of the types of conditions you might have to meet include:

  • Achieving 120 UCAS points or 3 Grade Bs in your A-levels
  • Producing your GCSE certificates for Maths and English
  • Producing a portfolio of work
  • Paying a tuition fee deposit

If you’re unsure, you can check this with our admissions team by calling +44 (0)161 295 4545 (choose option 2). It’s really important that each of your conditions are met, so please make sure you read these carefully.

Replying to your offer

You should reply to your offers through the UCAS Applicant Hub. You do not need to reply to any offers until all of the universities or colleges you applied to have notified you of their decisions. You can find out more about the different replies you can make, and when you need to do this, on the UCAS website.

Using the Applicant Portal

If your offer requires you to have an interview, we will send you an email inviting you to register for our Applicant Portal. Here you will be able to keep track of your application, review information related to your interview and upload any documents that are required by the admissions team.

Accepting or declining your offer

Firm acceptance

This is your first choice and if you meet the entry requirements specified in your offer, your place is confirmed. Please note that there are some courses within the health professions which will require additional conditions to be fulfilled once you have met any academic conditions. These are things like a DBS and Health check. You will be given more information about this once you have met your academic conditions.

Insurance acceptance

This is your backup choice, in case you do not meet the entry requirements of your first choice. It’s a good idea to choose an offer with lower requirements as an insurance choice.


Once you have decided on a firm and insurance choice, you will automatically decline all other offers.

Key dates and deadlines

February 2024 - May 2024 Our Offer Holder Days take place during this period. This is an essential part of your application process which allows you to meet your fellow applicants, see how your chosen course is taught, and get a real taste of life as a Salford student.
Spring 2024

Now is the time to start arranging your accommodation and student finance. We'll contact you when you can apply so make sure you're receiving our emails!

16 May 2024 We'll make a decision on your application by this date.
6 June 2024 This is your deadline for making your firm and insurance choices.
15 August 2024 Results day!
22 August 2024 GCSE results announced
9 September 2024 Welcome week- a packed week of activities to help you get settled in, meet teaching staff, learn more about your course, make friends, and have a fun-filled start to life at the University of Salford.
16 September 2024 Teaching starts


Events for applicants

Offer Holder Days

Our Offer Holder Days are taking place between February and May 2024. These are on-campus events where you can meet your fellow applicants, see how your chosen course is taught, and get a real taste of life as a Salford student. We started sending out invitations to our Offer Holder days in January, so if you're made an offer to study with us, keep an eye on your emails!

Fees and funding

When you come to university, it’s important to manage your money carefully. Our student support service, askUS, offers information and advice on all aspects of student finance, whether you’re a current or prospective student. 

Wellbeing and support

Your university days can be the most exciting time of your life, but they can also be challenging. Whatever your personal circumstances, we want to make your Salford experience a positive one, which is why we've created a dedicated, specialist support service, askUS.

askUS can offer you help and advice on a wide range of issues, including wellbeing and counselling, disability support, money and finances, accommodation, faith, carer support and more. 

If you have a disability, mental health condition or if you think you might need emotional support while you're at university, it's important that you have support in place before you start. If you need support, we need to know about it as early as possible, so we can help you whenever you may need it.

Applying for student accommodation

If you've been offered a place to study with us, another important decision you'll make is where you're going to live. If you’d like to live in student accommodation, we have two accommodation options for you to choose from: Peel Park Quarter, and John Lester and Eddie Colman courts, and both are managed by our accommodation partners Campus Living Villages (CLV).

If you’d prefer to live off-campus or will be commuting from home, we can also support and advise you to ensure you're getting the most out of your time studying with us.

Jargon Buster

We know that applying to university can be confusing at the best of times, not least because you come up against a whole lot of words and acronyms that might be new to you. To help you out, we’ve put together a handy Jargon Buster page to help you understand the world of university lingo! 

Information for parents and supporters

If you're a parent, carer or supporter of a student applying to study with us, you'll likely have a few questions of your own about the application process, as well as any deadlines that need to be met for an application to be considered. We've put together a handy guide just for you, to keep you up to date with key facts and information about our university and how your son or daughter can apply to start their studies with us. We also have a monthly Student Supporters newsletter, as well as regular online events to have your questions answered by our team.


If you have a question about your application, you can contact us at anytime. 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.

Contact us

Salford recruitment team stood together outside Peel Building

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 phone +44 (0)161 295 4545.