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Unconditional Offer Scheme

The City, University of London Unconditional Offer Scheme is intended to reward applicants who have demonstrated exceptional academic ability and promise in their UCAS application. To be selected for the scheme shows our confidence in an applicant's contribution to City and their subject of choice.

In order to target those with impressive background, recommendation and potential, a small number of candidates will be selected for the Unconditional Offer Scheme in advance of them completing their examinations. These applicants will receive confirmation of this in writing and will typically be required to select City as their 'firm' choice in order to take up the offer.

This scheme does not include all courses across City and for 2019 the scheme will be operating in parts of the School of Arts and Social Sciences and the School of Health Sciences.

Frequently asked questions:

How do you choose which applicants will receive an Unconditional Offer?

We are committed to recruiting students with the greatest potential to succeed. As such we are looking for candidates with an excellent proven academic record and who demonstrate outstanding promise. The Admissions Tutor will look carefully at your previous performance, your Personal Statement, the Reference and your predicted grades.

What do I have to do to accept the offer?

Your initial offer will be Conditional. It will be updated to Unconditional if you choose City, University of London as your Firm choice through UCAS. This will mean that you are committing yourself to City and declining all your other choices.

Is there a deadline for me to respond to the offer?

The only deadlines are those set for you by the UCAS scheme. You would normally be expected to wait until you have had decisions from all of your choices.

What if I don't get the predicted grades?

The Unconditional Offer will still stand and your place will be secured. You will have been selected for the Scheme because of your outstanding academic record. Indeed we hope that the offer will take the worry out of the application process and allow you to concentrate on achieving the best grades that you can.

Can I change my course after I get an Unconditional Offer?

No. The Unconditional Offer only applies to the course you have chosen.  As such you must be sure that you are making the right decision. If you have any enquiries about this, contact the Admissions Office.

Can I defer my place if I am made an Unconditional Offer through the scheme?

No. The Unconditional Offer Scheme only applies to the year of your application. We do not make Unconditional offers under the scheme to those taking a gap year.

Can I decide not to join City's Unconditional Offer Scheme?

Yes. In the email you will receive from City, University of London, there will be a form you can complete if you wish not to join the scheme and you would like to continue with a conditional offer from City.

Can I still put City as an Insurance choice?

Of course you can still choose City as an Insurance choice through UCAS. However, your offer will remain Conditional. The Unconditional Offer Scheme only applies if you choose City as your Firm choice.

Does the Unconditional Offer Scheme also apply to international students?

Because of UKVI requirements we are unable to extend the scheme to applicants requiring a visa.

City, University of London has generous Scholarship schemes. Will I still be in line for a Scholarship?

Most of the Scholarships are only awarded to applicants who attain very high grades.  As such, the incentive is still there to continue to work to achieve excellent results. Details of all City, University of London Scholarships and the eligibility criteria can be found on our Funding and Financial Support pages.