Postgraduate and got an offer – now what?

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Congratulations! You’ve received an offer to study your postgraduate degree at the University of Stirling. Before you can start, there are a few things you need to do. This blog will help you make sure you’ve ticked all the boxes before your course begins no matter whether you have an unconditional or a conditional offer.

Say yes!

We need to know if you’re planning to join us, so it’s important that you accept your offer on the Application Portal. You can find the details of how to access the Portal and further instructions on your offer letter.

Extra information

If you have a conditional offer or you’re coming from overseas, you will need to send us some additional information.

If you have a conditional offer, we’ll let you know what conditions you have to meet. These could include results of your undergraduate degree or evidence of English language proficiency. You may want to consider applying for a Pre-sessional English course. Our PSE courses are will help you to improve your skills to the right level for your chosen postgraduate degree right here on campus.

Overseas students may require a visa. You can find out if that applies to you on the Government website. If you do require a visa, we recommend that you apply as soon as possible to ensure you receive it in time. International applicants who need a Student Visa will also need to pay a tuition fee deposit.

Find your new home

If you want to live in University-managed accommodation, check out the options for postgraduate students. If you apply by the advertised deadline, you’re guaranteed a place but you must accept your offer to study first.

Research student life

There’s so much to enjoy and get involved in at the University of Stirling. Head to our website to find out about joining the gym, the facilities you can access and the services on offer from our brilliant Student Services team.

Changed your mind?

If you’ve decided not to begin your course this year, you can defer your offer or decline via the Applicant Portal.

If you have any other questions about your offer or what to do next, get in touch with us and we’ll point you in the right direction.

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