If we make you an offer, it will either be conditional or unconditional.

  • Conditional offers are made to applicants who apply in advance of receiving their exam results for their degree or, for international students, their English language programme.
  • Unconditional offers are made to applicants who have met the entry criteria for their chosen taught programme or research degree and submitted relevant documentation at the time of application.

Replying to an offer

If you receive an offer, you have time to consider if you want to accept or decline it. Normally there is no specific deadline for replying but it is in your best interest to reply as soon as possible as this will reserve your place. It will also enable you to make other arrangements such as organising accommodation and applying for funding.

Once you accept the offer, we will assume that you will be coming to Newcastle to study. However, your acceptance is not binding and you can change your mind. If you do accept an offer and then choose to study elsewhere, please let us know immediately so that we can make that place available to someone else. 

Confirmation of a Place Letter

If you accept an unconditional offer, you will receive a Confirmation of a Place Letter. If you accept a conditional offer, the Letter is issued once you have met the conditions of the offer.

For international students, a Certificate for Acceptance for Studies (CAS) will also be sent to you. This is a crucial part of your visa application. The Certificate of Acceptance is the visa letter that is required as part of your visa application.

Once you have accepted your offer, we will send you further information so that you can start making arrangements to come to Newcastle.


For some of our programmes you have to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. Your tuition fees are then adjusted to reflect the deposit you have paid.