From offer to arrival (Postgraduate Taught)

Postgraduate taught

Receive and respond to an offer

Information around the types of offers you can expect to receive, as well as the steps you need to take to respond to your offer can be found on our How to Apply Postgraduate taught page.

Once you have confirmed your place and paid your deposit, you can look ahead to start studying with us. We recommend checking your email regularly - we will contact you between now and the start of term if we need any further information from you, to invite you to complete the registration process when this opens, and to keep you up to date with news and guidance from the University and your School.

For some healthcare courses, offer holders will be contacted and invited to begin their required occupational health and DBS checks in May. Visit our occupational health checks and DBS check pages for more information on the process.

Search funding options

We understand that studying a postgraduate degree can be a financial commitment. There are a range of options available to help you meet the cost of university. You can use our scholarships and bursaries finder to search for studentships, scholarships, bursaries, grants and loans and identify those you may be eligible for.

Please note that to apply for most of the scholarship schemes offered across our Schools you will need to hold an offer of a place first.

City, University of London has a dedicated Student Funding team that can advise you on the various funding options available and can provide resources to help you budget and manage your money.

Register as a student

To become a fully registered student, you will need to complete a five-stage registration process.

Please note that you will not be a registered student at the University until you have completed both stages of registration. Visit the Student Hub to read more about the registration process.

Start your course

We will communicate with you regularly over the summer in preparation for the start of your course. You will receive your induction timetable by email in late August and then you will receive your timetable for the rest of the term during induction.

Induction, also known as Welcome Week, usually takes place in the second half of September and is an excellent opportunity for you to get involved, make new friends, and start making the most of your university experience. It will also allow you to familiarise yourself with the course and meet the relevant academic staff. More information will be published on our ’new students’ pages closer to September.

Teaching normally commences in the week following Welcome Week but there are many courses that have an earlier start and details on this will be provided to you. You can find the full academic year dates on our website.

Contact admissions

Whether you have any questions about your course, the admission process, or the status of your application, you can directly contact the relevant School’s postgraduate admissions team for guidance. They are also your point of reference if you need to submit supporting documents or wish to withdraw or defer your application.

Contact details can be found on the dedicated course page of your intended course of study.

Alternatively, you can find the relevant contact details on our Contact your school page.