Important dates and deadlines

Here you can find our application and payment deadlines for May and September 2024 intakes.

We set deadlines for key points in your application to ensure we support you in getting your visa in time for the start of your course.

Please note that due to high volumes of applications, some courses may close before the advertised deadline.

Some courses may have different dates for Induction. Please refer to your registration email and timetable

Applications, deposit and CAS deadlines 

For most courses, we continue to accept applications provided we have space available on the course. There are a few exceptions, so please check the relevant course page for details. 

If you require a student visa, we can only start preparing your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) after we receive your deposit. It usually takes up to 5 working days for deposits to clear. Whilst we don’t have a strict deposit deadline, the earlier you are able to pay, the sooner you can receive your CAS and apply for your visa.

Even before you pay a deposit, you can start preparing your visa documents, so that after you make your deposit payment, you can receive your CAS quickly. Find out how best to prepare on our visa page.

CAS issuing deadlines will be set in line with UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) processing times and will vary depending on the country you’re applying from. As we approach the intake we will be keeping a close eye on turnaround times so please check this page regularly for further updates and deadlines for your country.

If you apply or pay a deposit late and are unable to provide your offer/CAS documents in time to join the September intake, we can defer your application to the next intake. Many of our courses are offered in January as well as September.

Early Payment Discount Deadlines 

An Early Payment Discount (EPD) of £1,000 is available to new international students starting a full time taught undergraduate or postgraduate course if tuition fees are paid in full by the Friday before the start of teaching (see below dates). For 2024/5 starters, this discount can be combined with other scholarships.

  • September 2024 intake: Friday 20 September 2024 
  • January 2025 intake: Friday 17 January 2025 
  • May 2025 intake: Friday 9 May 2025

To apply this discount, simply pay your total first-year fee, minus the £1,000 EPD and the value of your scholarship (if applicable) by the deadline. 

Induction and Welcome dates 

September 2024 Intake 

  • 23 September: Start of teaching (all campuses) 

Chelmsford and Cambridge students: 

  • 11 September: Heathrow airport pick up – book your place
  • 12-13 September: International Orientation Programme – book your place
  • 16-20 September: Faculty/Course Induction Week 

Peterborough students: 

  • 18-20 September: Course/Induction and Welcome events 

Writtle students: 

  • 16-20 September: Course Induction/Welcome events/International Orientation 

ARU London students: 

  • 16-20 September: Faculty/Course Induction Week 

Some courses may have different dates for induction. Please refer to your joining email and timetable.