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After You've Applied

Once you’ve completed the online application form, and paid your application assessment fee if it’s a taught course, you’ll then need to make sure the following supporting documentation is uploaded (if required) via the email link we provide.

  • Degree Transcript: An official certified document detailing your performance on previous academic courses as well as the officially attested translation if your degree is not taught in English.
  • Academic References: If you have provided valid email contact addresses for your referees, we will make an initial reference request to them on your behalf. You’ll need to notify them before hand.
  • We typically ask for one academic reference for postgraduate taught and two academic references for postgraduate research courses. Please check with your chosen department for our reference requirements.
  • English Language Test Certificate: All tests must have been taken within two years of the start date of your course at Warwick. Please see the English Language Requirements page for further details.
  • Research Proposal: If this is required by the department, and was not submitted during the original completion of the online application form, you’ll need to submit it now.

Original documents or attested copies of documentation confirming all of the information you have provided must be made available to the University on request. We are unable to accept scanned (electronic) copies of academic documents to meet conditions of offer. Failure to provide hard copies of these documents may result in the withdrawal of any conditional offer of a place at the University of Warwick.

How Your Application is Considered

Once all this information is provided, a decision is normally made on Taught applications within 4 weeks of receipt; and on Research applications within 6 to 8 weeks of receipt. Decisions on admission are made by Course Selectors from the academic departments. However, the official decision will be communicated to you by the Postgraduate Admissions team.

The decision sent to you will normally be one of the following:

  • An unconditional offer, which means you have satisfied all the academic conditions required before entry and we are offering you a place;
  • A conditional offer, which means you do not yet satisfy the academic conditions required before entry, but you are likely to do so. The conditions are given in the formal offer from Postgraduate Admissions and may include tests such as English language scores, degree results or satisfactory references.
  • We are unable to offer you a place a this time.

In the case of a conditional offer being made, original (or attested copies of) documentation confirming all of the information you provided at application must be made available to the University when requested.


Email our Postgraduate Admissions Team

Call us on +44 (0) 24 7652 4585
Fax us on +44 (0) 24 7652 4649

Write to us at:

Postgraduate Admissions
University House
University of Warwick

Application deadlines

If you’re a UK or EU resident, there are no application deadlines for postgraduate taught courses. But places are limited, so you should submit your application as early as possible.

If you’re from outside the EU, you may need to get a student visa. To make sure you have time to do this, the application deadline is 31 July for courses that start in September.

Some departments have earlier deadlines – so you should check the information in the Essential Information for each course.