Step 4 - Receive our decision on your application

We aim to provide an initial response and/or a decision on your application as soon as possible.

Provided you meet our English, academic and immigration requirements, you'll be likely to receive an offer from us.

Accepting your offer

If you applied to us directly, you need to accept your offer on your Applicant Portal within 28 days (or sooner depending on when you applied). You will receive instructions on how to access your Portal in your offer letter.

If you applied to us through UCAS, you will need to accept your offer through UCAS Track. You will need your UCAS Personal ID and password to log in, which UCAS will have provided to you when you applied. Deadlines apply so please refer to the UCAS website to check for the deadline to accept your offer.

Meeting your conditions

To meet the requirements of a conditional offer, you’ll need to provide copies of all documents requested (for example, academic qualifications and English language test results. You can upload all your required documents to your Applicant Portal.

Sometimes, we may come back to you and ask for additional supporting documents. This will be communicated to you via your Applicant Portal and by email. Therefore, it's very important that the contact details on your application form are correct and up to date and that you check your email regularly for correspondence from us.

Paying your deposit

Aside from any academic conditions, you will also be asked to pay a deposit. Please note that all full fee paying international students will be required to pay a deposit before being issued with a CAS. Currently, the deposit for Undergraduate and Postgraduate taught courses is £4,000; further details will be included in your offer letter. Refunds of any deposit paid will be administered in accordance with the Rules, Regulations and Procedures for Students, which you will receive with your offer letter. A refund of a deposit may not be given in the event of a refusal of a visa arising from giving false or incomplete information to the United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

To pay your deposit, as well as your fees, visit our fee payments page.

Issuing your CAS

Before we issue a CAS, you'll need to complete our Immigration History Form. You may also be asked to provide us with the documents you are going to use for your visa application. For more information about obtaining a CAS, please visit our immigration page.

Once you receive your CAS, you'll be able to apply for your visa, although keep in mind that it will be issued no earlier than three months before the start date of your course.

Please note that CAS is not relevant to EU students. Your application process is completed as soon as you have accepted your offer and met all conditions, if applicable.

I haven't heard from you yet...

  • Check your email, including the junk folder. We may have requested further information or additional documents from you.
  • Contact your country representative or agent (if applicable).
  • If you're a direct applicant and you haven’t heard from us in ten business days, please email internationaladmissions@aru.ac.uk.

What comes next?

Step 5 - Start your visa application