Your offer and confirming your place

If your application is successful, you will receive an offer. Your place will be confirmed when you have accepted the place, met the conditions of your offer and supplied any additional information.

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Your offer

If you applied using our online application service and your application is successful, you can view the offer in your account.

The type of offer you receive depends on: 

  • if you meet the requirements for your course (unconditional offer)
  • if you still have qualifications to complete (conditional offer).

Your offer may be subject to us receiving references or verifying qualifications if these have not been submitted with your application.

If you have applied for a Masters for which Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) clearance is required, we provide information to help you apply for an ATAS certificate with your offer letter.


Providing academic references 

You must provide at least one academic reference from your most recent university. 

If we did not receive your reference at the time your offer was made, you need to submit your reference before your place can be confirmed. Send your references to us as soon as possible and no later than 31 August. 


Changing your academic referee

If you want to change your academic referee, contact the new referee for a reference. They should email a scanned copy of their reference letter to pg.applicants@sussex.ac.uk. The letter must be on headed paper or sent to us from an academic or professional email address.


Accepting your offer 

You can accept your offer via your online application account. We encourage you to accept your offer of a place as soon as possible, so we can send you the information you need before starting at Sussex.

You can still accept your offer if you: 

  • have not secured funding
  • have a conditional offer (including academic and/or English language requirements).

However, you must meet your conditions and be able to cover the tuition fees before the start of your course. 


Verifying your results

You must provide your official results for the qualifications you declared on your application form. If your official results were not submitted as part of the application, these must be submitted before we can confirm your place. 

You need to send your results in by 31 August. 

If you need a visa to study in the UK, you must send in your results before we can issue your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). Once you have received your CAS number you can apply for a student visa.

You must email results to pg.applicants@sussex.ac.uk


Meeting the conditions of your offer

You must have met the conditions of your offer before you start at Sussex.

If you have not met the conditions of your offer, we may still be able to confirm your place. Send your results to us as soon as they are available so we can review your application. 


Deferring your entry

If you want to defer your entry: 

  • email a request to our admissions team with your name and application number
  • if your request is agreed, we confirm the new start date by email.

It is not possible to defer your place for a second time - you should reapply instead.

If you want to defer your place, or decide you no longer want to come to Sussex, email pg.applicants@sussex.ac.uk



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