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What to do if you receive an offer?

Respond to your decisions

Once you have received a decision from us then reply to UCAS with your firm and insurance choices by the deadline showing on UCAS Track.

Send us your results

UCAS provides universities with the results of many different qualifications but not all. If yours are not provided to the University by UCAS you will need to email scanned copies directly to us at:

Please do not send us original documents in case they get lost in the post. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you will need to take all relevant original documents to your visa appointment.

Confirm you will be taking up your place

If you have chosen Durham University as your firm choice, and we received your results and confirmed your place, you will need to confirm that you will be taking up your place. To do this please fill out the AS12 form.

Confirming your place is particularly important for applicants who require a Tier 4 visa as we cannot begin the process for issuing a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies without this.

Apply for your visa

Unless you hold a UK or EU passport then you will need a Tier 4 Visa to study with us. Once you have been confirmed and sent in your AS12 email we will begin the CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) process so that you can apply for your visa.

Please note that in most cases the UK Immigration and Visa Authority will want to see tuition fees and accommodation fees for the first year in your bank account for 28 days before you apply for your visa.

Help with your application

We hope you find all the information you need here, but if you do have any further questions we will be pleased to help.

If you have course-related questions these should be directed to the Admissions Selector in the academic department in which you wish to study. For contact details please see our course database.

If you have any questions about how to apply or the application process at Durham University and you are from the UK or EU, these should be directed to the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office by email at or by calling +44 (0)191 334 6128.

International students

Our International Office staff are happy to help students applying from outside of the UK and EU with any questions they may have about studying at and applying to Durham University.

They travel throughout the year and will be pleased to meet applicants in their own country where possible. Please click here for full details of our travel calendar. The University also has representatives in many countries who can help you with your application. 

You can also contact the international office by email at or call +(44)191 334 6328.