Universities have very clear guidelines regarding the pre-requisites for students while applying for a programme.
Here Kunal Ambasht of EGE Global Education explains the difference between conditional and unconditional offer letters and what role a conditional letter plays in the visa application.
In some cases due to lack of time students might not be able to provide all details to the admissions committee. In such cases the admissions committee confirms their interest in the student based on a condition that all formalities will be completed in 2 to 3 months period of time. This is the concept of conditional offer letter.
An unconditional offer letter is like a final letter. It states that the University has accepted the student for the study programme. The student is requested to make a small confirmation payment to the University. The confirmation deposit made by the student is not the tuition fee for the year. All payments can be made through wire transfers and credit cards.
Sometimes conditional offer letters might affect the visa procedure. Different countries have different policies. If the conditional offer letter has formalities that have to be completed after entering the University then the visa application can proceed but if it has formalities that have to be completed before the student leaves his/her home country then the visa procedure will be delayed. In essence all necessary formalities have to be completed before the student leaves his/her home country.
The next video on queue explains about the letter of recommendation.