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After you've applied

If you’ve applied to University, you’ve taken a huge first step in your journey.

Here's some helpful guidance on what happens next.

Receiving an offer

After we've received your application, we hope to be able to offer you a place to study with us.

Here are the different types of offer that we can make:

Unconditional offer

You already meet the entry requirements for the course you have applied for, though you may still need to have a DBS (criminal records) check and an Occupational Health check, depending on which course you want to study.

Conditional offer

We will accept you onto the course providing you meet the conditions of the offer.

Once you have met the conditions of your offer, our Admissions team will change your offer to unconditional via the UCAS HUB.

If you have personal and/or educational circumstances that would make you less likely to receive an offer based on our standard entry criteria, you may be eligible to receive an offer through the Progression Scheme.

Contextual offer

We are asking for fewer UCAS points than our standard offer.

These are also referred to as reduced conditional offers, and are made to applicants from one or more groups of people under-represented in higher education.

Alternative offer

You may receive an offer for a different course than your original application.

This could be because you haven’t quite met the entry requirements, but we still think you’ve got great potential.

You will receive an email explaining more about the course you’ve been offered.

We would also be happy to talk you through your alternative offer, and how it could still help you achieve your goals.

If you would like to speak to someone about your alternative offer, please email and we will arrange for the course tutor to contact you.

Responding to your offer

When you have all your offers back, you can let us know your decision.

In the unlikely event that you wish to appeal or complain you should follow the process set out in the Regulations Governing Appeals and Complaints by Applicants.

If you applied via UCAS, you should respond in your UCAS Hub. If you applied directly to the University, please respond in our applicant portal.

As you get closer

When you've made a decision about your offer(s), your preparations can really step up.

Here are some important things to consider:

Key dates

Here are some important dates to help you plan and prepare for the next steps of your journey to university:

If, for any reason, you cannot arrive by the start of teaching, read about late arrival at the University.

Next steps

Find out more about the University of Bradford, and why it might be the right choice for you.

Discover our campus, the city, student life, and check out some of our current students' stories: