The only official letter confirming your offer of admission to undertake a postgraduate programme of study is that issued by the Admissions and Access Service.
An offer of admission does not constitute an offer of financial support. If you are not in receipt of financial support you should ensure that you are fully aware of the financial commitments and that you have the necessary resources to cover fees and maintenance for the duration of your studies.
All students must agree to conform to the Statutes of the University:
‘We, the students of Queen’s University Belfast, on admission do hereby promise that we will conform to the Statutes of the University and to all regulations, rules and orders from time to time made by the authorities of the University for the proper conduct of its business and due maintenance of discipline, that we will refrain from words or acts prejudicial thereto or from any conduct or activity which conflicts with the University’s policies on Equality and Diversity, and Student Anti-Bullying and Harassment (including harassment on the grounds of religious belief, political opinion, race, gender, colour, ethnic origin, sexual orientation or disability), that we will refrain from injury to the property of the University and will endeavour to promote its interests and studies and will not engage in any conduct liable to bring the University into disrepute.’
Prospective students should be aware of this obligation before deciding to accept the offer of a place.
This is an important step in the admissions process since it enables both the Admissions and Access Service and the selector to track the progress of your application.
To accept or decline an offer of a place, you should reply online through the Postgraduate Applicant Portal – https://dap.qub.ac.uk/portal/
If you have applied and been offered a place on more than one course/programme of study, you must indicate whether you wish to accept or decline the offer against each course/programme.
Given that your final course choice may be dependent on funding and/or other factors, you may initially decide to accept more than one offer of a place. In this case, when you make your final course/programme choice, contact the Admissions and Access Service and we will advise you of the procedures.
The deadline dates for receipt of replies are set out below:-
Date of offer letter Replies must reach Admissions and Access Service by Up to 23 May 2014 27 June 2014 26 May 2014 – 25 July 2014 8 August 2014 28 July 2014 onwards As soon as possible
If your offer is conditional upon the completion of a degree and/or other academic qualification, a degree result sheet will have been enclosed with your offer letter (UK and Republic of Ireland applicants only). This should be completed and returned to the Admissions and Access Service as soon as your results are known. This also applies to students who are currently studying at Queen’s University since the Admissions and Access Service does not receive notification of degree results.
If you are studying at a University outside the UK or the Republic of Ireland you should send confirmation of your results e.g. a transcript or certificate to the Admissions and Access Service as soon as they are known.
If you do not provide this information your application cannot proceed to the next stage of the admissions cycle and you will not be notified of the registration procedures.
Applicants who subsequently fulfil the conditions of their offer of admission and who have replied online confirming they wish to accept the offer of a place, will be sent a final letter of acceptance.
Note – you will be required to bring original documentary evidence of your degree qualification(s) (and a certified English translation, where applicable) to registration in September. Documentary evidence of English Language qualifications (if appropriate) will also be required at registration.
If you meet all the admission requirements for your chosen programme/course of study, you will receive an unconditional offer letter which you may use as evidence that you have been accepted on to the programme/course of study.