After you’ve been offered a place

Congratulations, you’re coming to Manchester. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the University in September. Before you officially start with us, here’s some important information to help you get ready.

What happens next?

If you've been accepted then you can expect to receive your offer letter via email during the week commencing Monday, 16 August. An email will also be sent out around this time, asking you to create an IT account which you will need to complete your registration at The University of Manchester, as well as for your future studies. You won’t be able to activate your account until you have received this email and they are sent in batches over a number of days so don’t worry if you don’t receive this straight away. Online registration opens from Wednesday, 1 September.

Once you’ve created your IT account, you’ll need to confirm your attendance after which you'll be given access to our online services including My Manchester, your student portal.

If we need further information before we can accept you, then your academic School will advise you of what is required and any deadlines.

You will also receive e-newsletters in August and September with information about joining our student community, including welcome events, accommodation and helpful tips about your studies.

What do I need to do? (More information below)

  1. Read the terms and conditions of your offer (PDF document, 291KB).
  2. Apply online for accommodation before Tuesday, 31 August 2021.
  3. Let the Student Loan Company know you’re now coming to The University of Manchester and which course you’ll be studying.


You will need to apply online by Tuesday, 31 August 2021 in order to be guaranteed a place in University accommodation.  If you are applying after this date, the Accommodation Office will always try to help, but options may be limited.

Alternatively, private sector options are also available – please check Manchester Student Homes for information.

Student Finance

It’s important that you let the Student Loan Company know of any changes to your situation, in this case a change of university and course, to ensure your tuition fees and maintenance loan are covered.

Log into your Student Loan Company account and let them know that you’re now coming to The University of Manchester and give them the title of the new course you’re going to study.

As long as you have notified them of your change of course and university, we will be able to access your records and confirm your attendance. 

Visit our student finance information to find out more, including information about scholarships and bursaries.

What else do I need to know about becoming a student?

Everything you need to know about becoming a student, preparing to study and starting your journey at Manchester will be on our welcome website from the end of July. You may also want to look at the Students' Union website and sign up for their welcome announcements.

What happens if I change my mind?

If you change your mind, you have the right to cancel your place by notifying us within fourteen days of The University of Manchester’s acceptance of your application in UCAS Track.

You must notify us in writing with a clear statement communicating your decision (you may send an e-mail to the named contact for your course entitled 'Cancellation', providing your UCAS ID or your University student number and your full name).