Accept your offer

To keep your offer open, we must receive a response from you within the deadline. This is normally a 4-week deadline but we may provide an earlier deadline for late applications i.e., when the registration date or visa application deadline is approaching.

Deadline to accept your offer

You are required to pay a non-refundable course deposit at the point of accepting your offer.

The non-refundable course deposit is an advance payment to the University in order to secure a place on all our courses except for postgraduate research.

Accept your offer and pay your course deposit


Sponsored Students

We can waive the course deposit requirement for students whose fees will be fully paid by a recognised sponsor, upon receipt of appropriate evidence. If you are fully sponsored for your course fees, please send a copy of your sponsorship letter, quoting your full name and Nottingham ID number to:

You must provide this before the stated deadline for your deposit. The University will only accept sponsorship letters from recognised sponsors (overseas governments, international businesses, universities, trusts and charities, etc.) and not from friends or family members. If your family will pay your tuition fees, you or your family must pay the deposit.


Course Deposit Deadline

If the University has not received the deposit by the stated deadline, your offer for a place will expired. It is essential that you have funds for your course deposit before applying.

If you have not paid the deposit before the deadline but you are still interested in studying our course, you will need to reactivate the offer. Please email Admissions Office the Reactivation of Expired Offer Form and the proof of payment of the reactivation fee.

The offer may be reinstated at the University's discretion, depending on various factors. If we have already filled all places on the course, we will be unable to restore your offer.

Reactivation of Expired Offer Form


Refund Policy

The University will refund the course deposit (minus administrative fee i.e., RM150 for Malaysian and RM200 for international offer holders) under the following circumstances:


Course Deposit Deadline

If your visa application is refused, we will usually be able to refund your course deposit. If the refusal was due to fraudulent documentation or conditions which you could have foreseen (as determined by University), you will not be eligible for a refund. You must provide official evidence of your visa refusal.

Unable to meet offer conditions

If you have been unable to meet the conditions of your offer, you will be eligible for a refund, but you must provide evidence that you have attempted to meet those conditions (e.g. academic results or English language test results) which will be assessed by the University. If you have not attempted to meet your conditions, you will not be eligible for a refund. In short, refund of the tuition fee deposit will only be considered once you have obtained a letter of rejection from the University.



Offer Deferred

If you defer your offer to the following year, the University will retain your deposit for the following year. You may only defer your offer once, and if you decline your deferred offer, the deposit will not be refundable. If you apply again in a future year and receive a new offer, you must then pay a new deposit.



You must return the Refund of Course Deposit Form within one calendar year for your request to be considered.

Refund of Course Deposit Form



Defer your offer 

Deferrals are not automatically granted and you may need to meet certain conditions or requirements before we can approve your request.

  • the programme accepts deferred entry
  • you have accepted your offer
  • you have paid any course deposits if it’s required – taught courses
  • you have met the new academic and English conditions for the deferred year

Deferral requests will be considered by the university and are not guaranteed. You can ask to defer up to one calendar year. Decisions are usually confirmed once offer details for the following year are available.

The conditions of your offer can change subject to the deferred year entry requirements.

You will need to pay the course deposit before a new deferred offer can be issued. In addition to the course deposit, offer holders are required to pay the deferment fee i.e., RM50 for Malaysian and RM100 for international offer holders.

Please take note that the tuition fee for each *academic year will differ and the new tuition fees will be applicable for applicants and offer holders who have applied for the deferred entry to a new academic year.

For postgraduate research applicants and offer holders, you are only required to pay the deferment fee if you are deferring to a start date out of your current academic year.

Postgraduate Taught: February 2023, July 2023
Postgraduate Research: February 2023, April 2023, July 2023
Foundation: February 2023, July 2023
Undergraduate: February 2023, April 2023, July 2023
Postgraduate Taught: February 2023. July 2023
Postgraduate Research: February 2023. July 2023


Defer your offer

If you have accepted, declined, or your offer have expired, please email Admissions Office to request for the manual deferral request form. Similarly, if your application status in NottinghamHub portal is ‘Matriculation’, you will need to apply for the deferral manually.