Greetings from London, where Spring has sprung and we are now basking in (very slightly!) warmer weather than when we emailed you our first newsletter at beginning of the month.
This is the second of ten to twelve newsletters that the International team will send to you over the next six months in the lead-up to your enrolment at QMUL. 

Admissions - The Next Steps

We appreciate that gaining admission to a UK university is not always a straightforward process; but the good news is that the hardest part is already done! You have applied, received an offer and you are now (hopefully!) excited about taking the next steps in your education here in London. 

This newsletter highlights some of the actions required over the coming months to ensure a smooth transition is made from being an offer-holder status to becoming enrolled at QMUL. 

We hope that you find the newsletter useful and we look forward to welcoming you to QMUL.

The QMUL International Team
Submitting Results
For those of you that have either accepted a conditional offer, or plan to accept a conditional offer in the future, the next step towards confirming your place is to upload your final results so that they can be processed by our Admissions team. 

The way in which we would like you to submit your results depends on the academic level of your future programme:

Undergraduate Courses: GCE Advanced Level results are transmitted to us automatically via UCAS, but the vast majority of other qualifications will require you to upload your results via your mySiS portal. The Admissions team will send you an email in early-summer to request that you upload your results once you receive them. 

Postgraduate Courses: You will be able to upload you results through your mySiS portal from early-summer onwards. 

The Admissions team aim to process final results as quickly as possible, and this is usually within 10 working days, providing that all necessary results are provided.

Please be aware that the Admissions team receive a particularly high volume of results during July and August, so it may take a little longer than usual to respond with a decision.

We encourage all firm and insurance offer holders to send in their results even if you fear that you have fallen below the grades outlined in your conditional offer. We endeavour to offer some flexibility or alternative opportunities where possible.

Unconditional offer-holders do not need to submit their results again during the summer. Our admissions team will communicate with you nearer to the time of enrolment regarding the verification of your qualifications where necessary. 

Acceptable English Language Qualifications
If you hold a conditional offer, and you need to complete an English-proficiency qualification as part of your offer, you are welcome to check our directory of acceptable English language qualifications. The text used in the majority of our conditional offers refers only to IELTS tests, but we are pleased to accept a range of other qualifications.

We also provide a range of Pre-Sessional English programmes as an alternative means of meeting our English-proficiency requirements and better preparing you for study in the UK. Please note, students that require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK (i.e. non-EU students) are required to have a Secure English Language Test (SELT). The UKVI IELTS is the most common SELT available.

 Requesting a CAS for a Student Visa
If you are a national of a country in the European Economic Area (or Switzerland) you can currently live, work and study in the UK with very few restrictions, but if you come from a country outside the EEA (or Switzerland) you will be subject to some immigration control in the UK.

We will focus on this in an Immigration-special (newsletter) in April, but for now it's worth noting that any students that require a Tier 4 (student) visa must first hold an unconditional firm offer before requesting a CAS number. Some courses require the payment of a deposit before a CAS number can be generated.

Information regarding both how to request a CAS number, and deposits where they are relevant, will be available on your mySiS portal. Our Admissions team will begin issuing CAS numbers from May onwards. 

If you would like to read more about UK immigration-permission and Tier 4 visas, you are invited to view the ample guidance provided on our website linked via the box below. 

 Useful links
If you have any questions about your offer, the next steps in the admissions process, or requesting a CAS number, please feel free to contact the Admissions team. To get in touch with your dedicated team please use the email address from which your original offer-email was sent.

Alternatively, you are welcome to give them a call:
UG applicants: +44 (0)207 882 5511
PG applicants: +44 (0)207 882 5533

The Admissions office is open from 9-5 Monday-Friday.

Best wishes,

The International Team
Queen Mary University of London

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