Right to cancel

Once you have accepted an offer to study at the Royal Agricultural University, you will be able to cancel your acceptance within 14 days without giving a reason.

The cancellation period expires 14 days from the date on which you accepted the offer. The date you accepted your offer is the date on which your contract with the University began.

How to cancel

To exercise your right to cancel, you must inform the University of your decision to cancel this contract by a clear written statement, which may be sent by post or email to the Admissions office: 

Right to Cancel - Form (Word Document)

Royal Agricultural University

Admissions Office

Stroud Road



Email: admissions@rau.ac.uk

You may also use the model cancellation form contained within the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013.

To meet the cancellation deadline you must send your right to cancel statement before the end of the cancellation period. If you cancel the contract in this way we will reimburse you any payments received from you under the contract.

We will make the reimbursement without undue delay within 14 days of receipt of your notification of cancellation where possible. We will refund you using the same means of payment as you used to pay us. For detailed information please read the University’s refund policy here.

Statutory rights

The right to cancel is a statutory right under the United Kingdom’s Consumer Rights Act 2015. Once 14 days have passed you can still choose to cancel your acceptance of a place to study.

Please note that there are UCAS regulations that both the University and the applicant need to consider when making changes to an application to study. Please visit the UCAS website on making changes or to refer for further advice on your UCAS application.

Your statutory right of cancellation does not affect your right to withdraw from the University at other times. This will be subject to any ongoing obligations you may have to the University as a result of your registration should you commence studies at the RAU.