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Can I defer my offer for 2020 to 2021 due to Covid-19 and how do I do it?
As lockdown restrictions start to be eased around the world we very much hope that you will meet the conditions of your offer and be able to join us in Durham in October. If Covid-19 restrictions mean that you won’t be able to attend this year, then you can make a request to defer to 2021.
If you are holding an undergraduate offer with us and would like to defer to 2021 then please Ask us. Your request will be considered and we will communicate our decision to you via UCAS as soon as possible. If you are given a deferral and your offer is conditional then you must meet the conditions of your offer by 31 August 2020.
If you are postgraduate offer holder you can make a request to defer your application through our online Applicant Portal or if you are an international student your agent can make this request for you through the Agent Portal.
Information for parents or members of the public is available on our General Information and Advice page.