Congratulations! You did it! You put in the work, you’ve been sent an offer letter from the university and now you’re only steps away from fulfilling your study abroad dream. So what’s the next step? The next step is to identify the kind of offer letter you were granted.
An offer letter confirms that you have been accepted into the program for which you applied. Universities may send two different types of offer letters: Conditional and Unconditional. We'll go into some of the nuances between the two here.
A conditional offer letter comes with stipulations. It means you must have specific grades or marks to be considered, while an unconditional offer letter has no requirements attached and reflects that the University has approved your grades, regardless of how good or bad they are.
An Unconditional offer letter is granted to international students that have already met the university's admission criteria and have been admitted as students at the university. The university will issue you an unconditional offer letter if you have submitted all of the necessary documentation and paid the fees.
A conditional offer letter is made while there are still several documents to be sent. This could include a copy of your passport, your last semester's grades, and your IELTS/TOEFL ratings, among other things.
Conditional offer letters may also affect the visa application process. The visa application will proceed normally if the conditional offer letter contains conditions that must be fulfilled after entering the country. If there are any conditions that must be met before the student leaves Nigeria, the visa application process may be delayed.
In a nutshell, you must complete all required formalities before applying for a visa or leaving Nigeria. That is a good way to ensure a smooth student visa application process.
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