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    I recently received an unconditioned offer on a postgrad course, and have chosen to defer. When filling out the acceptance form I chose "financial" as my reason for doing so. To he honest there a couple of reasons why I'm deferring, with the main one being so I can work for another year & be in a better financial position when I start my studies, so I went this option thinking it would be the most common/logical (the other options were "personal"/"work commitments" etc.)

    Now I'm a little concerned that this might raise a red flag with them, and they may be worried I won't meet the financial needs next year, and withdraw my offer! :/ There's nothing on the form, or on their website to suggest they might not accept the deferral though.

    I've emailed them and explained my reasons further, and asked for confirmation that my place is secure, but it won't stop me worrying for the next few days until I hear back from them.

    Maybe I should have not been so honest!

    Does anyone have any advice?
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    Financial difficulties have absolutely no bearing on a university's decision to offer you a place. Besides, you do hold an unconditional offer with them, and you're not exactly the first student in history to have money problems.
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    It's very common - the uni will probably just be grateful that you've asked to defer and that you aren't withdrawing completely. With the current lack of central funding for postgrad study, many students find themselves unable to take up offers.

    I wouldn't worry at all.
 
 
 

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