1. Postgraduate Applicants: SMCSE
  2. What next?

What next?

Congratulations on receiving your offer for postgraduate study at City, University of London.

Having received an offer to study at City, we hope that you will find the information on site helpful as you make preparations to embark on your study with us.

The School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering has been offering outstanding courses tailored to the needs of the professions for more than 100 years. Postgraduate students are led by academics who are at the forefront of research and enterprise activity in the fields.

We are delighted both that you applied to City and also that your application was successful. Our courses are highly competitive and we aim to attract the very best applicants to our postgraduate degree programmes.

We hope very much that you will take up the offer of your place at City, and we very much look forward to meeting you in September!

Receiving your offer

You will receive your offer letter electronically by email. This will give details of the offer to study at City, University of London, any conditions and details or further information we will need from you.

Please quote your Application/Student number in all correspondence to help us deal with your query as quickly as possible. This can be found at the top of your offer letter.

Responding to your offer

To accept our offer, please email smcsepg@city.ac.uk to confirm that you would like to accept the place. Make sure to include your nine digit application number.

If your offer is Conditional, you will need to provide any outstanding documents to show that you have met the conditions of your offer. You can send these to us via email.

English language conditions

You should check the relevant course page on the City, University of London website for confirmation of the minimum English Language requirement for your course of study. Read more information about the English Language tests we accept.

If you are required to improve your IELTS score as a condition of your offer, your options include: enrolling in one of the pre-sessional English courses offered by INTO - an approved City, University of London partner, or improving your English through self-study or a course run in your home country and re-sitting the IELTS test at your local test centre in order to obtain the required result.

If you enrol in the INTO/City pre-sessional English course, you will need to achieve a mark comparable to an IELTS 6.5 or above in INTO's test(s) at the end of the course. Your test scores will be automatically sent to City, University of London. Read more information on INTO pre-sessional English and determining which programme is right for you.

You can also contact the Pre-sessional Admissions Team at the INTO City, University of London Centre using the following details:

INTO City, University of London Centre: Pre-sessional Admissions Team
102 Middlesex Street
E1 7RZ
Email: psecity@into.uk.com
Tel: +44 (0)20 7059 4400

Paying your deposit

If you hold an Unconditional offer for a Masters course you will be asked to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. This will be considered as part payment towards your tuition fees. Alternatively you can choose to pay the first instalment (50% of tuition fees), or full course fees, which will later allow you to complete the online registration when it is active from mid-summer 2017.

Please refer to Offer Notes you have received with your Offer Letter for the Deposit Payment Deadline.

Deposits are as follows:
International/non-EU students: £2,500
UK/EU students: £400

The deposit payment can be made by completing our online payment form or by bank transfer/draft. Please note that bank transfers/drafts can take up to 14 working days to deposit into the University account.

A deposit is refundable only if you are unable to obtain the necessary visa to study at City, University of London, or should you fail to meet the conditions of your offer.

If you are fully sponsored by an external organisation you will not need to pay a deposit. You will need to complete a sponsorship form (SP1) and return to City, University of London's Finance Office (address given on the form). Full details can be found on our payment information pages.

International students & organising your visa

If you are an international student you may need to apply for a Tier 4 visa in order to study at City, University of London. It is important you read the online guidance carefully in order to start to prepare for this.

If you are holding a Tier 4 visa sponsored by a different institution, you will have to make a new visa application before you will be able to complete your registration and start studying with us. If you have undertaken previous study in the UK as a Tier 4 student which you have not previously informed us of this may affect your eligibility for a Tier 4 visa and should contact us immediately with further information.

City, University of London has a team of International Student Advisers who can help with the Tier 4 application process. You can contact the team directly if you have further questions by emailing visaadvice@city.ac.uk.

The British Council offers a range of support for new and prospective international students, including pre-departure briefing programmes to help you prepare for life in the UK. To find out if there are any pre-departure briefings in your home country, please contact your local British Council Office.

City offers further advice to international students on a range of topics, which you can read on our International Students pages.

How to request a CAS

From May 2017, you will be contacted via email once you have accepted an unconditional offer, and have paid the £2,500 deposit, or 50% of tuition fees (first instalment of tuition fees), or full course tuition fees. The email we send you will contain information on how to apply for your CAS number.

We will need some specific information from you in order to raise a CAS (such as your passport details). An electronic copy of your CAS will be sent to the email address that you provided with your initial application. Please note: you do not need a hard copy of your CAS statement to apply for a visa. When you receive your CAS, please check that the information is correct and ensure that you include the requested documents with your visa application.

MSc Mechanical Engineering requirements

The UK Government requires non-EEA applicants for the MSc Mechanical Engineering to obtain Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) clearance as part of the conditions of their offer. You will not receive an unconditional offer or a CAS until we have received this. Read further information about how to apply for an ATAS certificate.

What do we need you to do?

Keep a look out for any correspondence from us that needs you to provide documents, or pay your deposit. If we do not have these, it can slow down the process and our communications to you.

It would be helpful to keep us informed of any changes to your contact details, including correspondence address and email.

What should you expect from us?

We will keep in touch with you in the following ways:

For anything related to your application, our Course Operations Team will email you directly.

Every other month, you will receive an email with updates, news, interesting facts and ways to visit us from our recruitment team.

Would you like to meet or visit us?

There are a number of Open Events which give you the opportunity to visit.

Alternatively you can arrange an individual tour of the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering or speak to a member of academic staff ahead of accepting your place. Please email your details and availability to smcsepg@city.ac.uk.

Students with a disability/specific learning difficulty

If you are a student with a disability or specific learning difficulty which may impact upon your studies, we encourage you to disclose this in your application. This will ensure that your requirements are properly considered in advance of the start of your course, and that you have all the information you need about the facilities and support available at City so they can make an informed choice. Read more about the support available.