Understanding your offer
When your offer is made, there will be certain requirements and processes for individual offers and it is important to ensure you have followed the correct guidance for each.
If you decide to accept your offer, a contract will be formed between you and the University. It is important that you read the information contained in the student contract. It contains your rights and obligations to the University and the University's obligations to you.
If your offer refers to a different course from that for which you originally applied, this might be simply because you used an incorrect course code on your form or because you have since asked us to make the change: in either case, you will know we are acting in accordance with your wishes. However, if neither of these cases applies to you, the change of course means that we are unable to make you an offer for your first choice here. We hope that you will still feel able to give this alternative offer your serious consideration.
If your offer is for deferred entry, this means that you must still satisfy the conditions of your offer by 31 August 2023, but if you are successful in meeting those conditions, or if your offer is unconditional, a place will be reserved for you beginning in September 2023. You will be able to apply for accommodation during 2023–24, and registration information will be sent before you are due to start. If you change your mind and wish to enter the University in September 2023, please contact us immediately.
If your offer of a place is conditional on you obtaining a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the University will decide if any convictions or information revealed are incompatible with a place on the programme. If they are, you will be notified and your offer will be withdrawn.
Some programmes require you to provide information about your health. This may include undergoing a health check, and providing evidence of immunisation. Your offer will clearly state if these are required and will provide additional information accordingly.
Social Work: L501, L502
You will be asked to complete and submit an online form. The link can be found in your offer contract or alternatively, you can access this below. Please do not complete this form unless your offer letter states this is required. This must be submitted no later than 23 June 2023.
Complete the Declaration of Suitability for Social Work
Healthcare programmes: A100, A101, A200, B160, B230, B231, B700, B702, B703, B704, B705, B706, B707, B708, B709
If a health declaration and immunisation check is required you will be asked to complete a questionnaire in your offer contract, alternatively, you can access this below. Please do not complete this unless your offer contract states this is required.
The forms must be signed, scanned and returned to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your full name and course applied to as the subject of the email. You must return the form by 23 June 2023.
Visit the Healthcare Health Declaration and Immunisation forms
Dental Hygiene and Therapy: B750
At the start of your course, you will be required to complete a Health Declaration Questionnaire. The Occupational Health Service of Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will assess your Health Declaration and your immunisation status by undertaking any required vaccinations and testing for infectious agents. All assessments must be considered satisfactory before starting your course.
Some programmes require students to sign a Code of Professional Conduct and Fitness to Practise at the start of the academic year.
Your offer will state if this is a requirement for your programme and your place is conditional on such requirements being met.
Should you have any specific queries about the Code of Conduct and Fitness to Practise, please contact your department directly.
If you are a non-EEA national who requires a visa to study in the UK, or who has time-limited leave to remain in the UK, you will need to obtain ATAS clearance to undertake studies leading to the award of a masters qualification (MEng or MSci) in certain subjects. Where relevant this will be included as a condition of your offer and the information you need in order to apply for an ATAS certificate will be provided.
If you are a national of EU countries, the European Economic Area (EEA), Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland or the United States of America do not need an ATAS certificate
UK immigration law does not allow universities to register international students for an ATAS applicable course until the student has supplied the university with the relevant ATAS certificate.
All applicants who accept an offer to study at the University of Birmingham are required to disclose to the University any relevant, unspent criminal conviction within 14 days of accepting their offer.
More information on what this means and how to disclose an unspent criminal conviction can be found on Admissions Office pages, below.
If you have been accepted via Clearing, accommodation cannot always be guaranteed. You are advised to apply online for accommodation as soon as possible. For queries relating to accommodation queries please contact Living.
You may be asked to fulfil other conditions and if you have any queries please get in touch with the Admissions Office.
What happens next?
If you are an international applicant, you will be sent a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number and CAS statement no earlier than six months before the start of your programme. There are also some additional tasks to consider if you are an international applicant once you arrive at the University.
If you have any questions, please use our FAQs page or submit a query through the enquiry form below. In any communication, please quote your Applicant ID number.