What documentation is required to apply for a postgraduate programme at SAS?
Applicants will need to provide two academic references, their final degree transcript and evidence of English language competency if applicable. Applications for research programmes will also need to include a research proposal and bibliography. Application for some programmes may require additional documentation – this will be made clear on the application form.
What is a transcript?
A transcript is an academic record of the results you achieved in your previous study. This should list the marks you received in the different assessed pieces of work you undertook that formed part of your degree and your overall final mark. You would have, in most cases, received this when you graduated. Copies can be obtained by contacting the Registry office at your previous institution.
What happens if I graduated a long time ago and transcripts were not issued then?
Universities usually keep hold of record cards which detail the marks of previous students. These can be transposed into an academic transcript. Contact your previous institution's Registry office for further information. We will also accept the degree certificate as not all Universities keep records.
What is a certified copy?
Copies of transcripts can be certified by the issuing University or by a public notary or embassy.
My degree certificate/transcript is in a language other than English. Do I need to send in an officially translated copy, and if so, who should I get to translate my transcript?
If your transcript is not in English we will need an original certified or notarised translation of your transcript as well as the original transcript. There may be a charge for these services. [Original documents can be returned upon request.]
I am a former SAS student; do I need to provide references and/or transcripts?
Will my application still be considered if it is not complete?
Applications will usually not be considered until they are complete. Please contact the Registry office to discuss your options.
I’m a final year student and do not have a complete transcript. What do I do?
If you are offered a place at the University, and are still studying, it would be on condition of meeting requirements set by the admissions tutor, and on receipt of your completed transcript prior to the start of term. If you are made an offer it will be conditional on sending your final transcript after you receive it. If you have not yet completed your study please send an interim transcript with your application.
What needs to be covered in my reference?
Referees must be familiar with the applicant’s academic work, preferably from the institution at which they have recently studied/currently study.