Know All About the Letter of Enrollment (LOE) & its Significance

By Neha Kumari Updated On - Mar 19, 2021 06:50 PM

Issued by the University a candidate has applied to, the Letter of Enrollment (LoE) is an official letter from the university confirming the admission of a candidate to a programme. The letter of enrolment is the final confirmation letter, unlike the Letter of Offer, which is offered on submission of the application form. Know more about LoE here: 

Part of the admission process for studying in one of the top universities in the world is their response to your application form. Usually recognised as a Letter of Enrolment, this official documentation is a key piece of paper that highlights your status as an international student applicant.

Once the application form is successfully submitted for admission at a university abroad, students eagerly wait for the confirmation of admission. The admission process, a time taking process and final admission is confirmed only after proper scrutinisation of the application and submitted documents. 

The admission is confirmed by the university by sending a document in the form of a letter. The letter is sent on the registered email ID of the candidate. The document is named as Letter of Enrollment (LoE).

In this article, we shall discuss everything you need to know about the Letter of Enrollment (LoE) and its significance in studying abroad.

What is Letter of Enrollment (LoE)? 

A Letter of Enrollment (LoE) is an official letter to confirm the enrollment of a candidate at a particular university or college. It is sent to the candidate in the form of a letterhead that states The candidate’s full name, ID number, course enrolled in, course type (full time or part-time), the academic  year & dates and the semester of enrolment.

A Letter of Enrollment (LoE) confirms that a seat is already secured for the student for a specified course at a university. It confirms the semester and date of commencement of the course. 

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Difference Between Letter of Offer and Letter of Enrollment 

Many students confuse between the Letter of Offer and the Letter of Enrollment and consider it to be the same. However, an Offer Letter and the Letter of Enrollment are two separate documents sent by the university to students.

 Let us figure out the difference between the two.

Letter of Offer

Letter of Offer is issued by the university once the application of the candidate is approved and He/ She is eligible for admission in a specific course. Candidates who receive the letter of offer must sign and resend the Offer Letter back to the university to confirm the acceptance of admission at the university. 

The Letter of Offer is a kind of acknowledgement and confirmation of the student’s acceptance of the terms and conditions defined by the university. However, it is not the final confirmation of the admission of the students. The letter can now be used by the student to apply for a student visa and complete further formalities and finish  the admission process at the university.

Letter of Enrollment

Letter of Enrollment is the official document that  confirms the final admission of the student at the university. It confirms the course and semester in which a student is enrolled. The student must pay the initial tuition fee amount to receive the Letter of Enrollment and the same is mentioned in the LoE. Fees must be paid to secure a seat for a specific course at the university. 

The students need a copy of the LoE with themselves throughout the course duration as it acts as a proof of candidature at a particular university. 

Students can provide either  of the two documents Letter of Offer and Letter of Enrollment can be used for embassy purposes i.e to apply for  the student visa which is again a mandatory requirement to travel abroad for study purposes.

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How to Request for Letter of Enrollment (LoE)? 

Most universities send the Letter of Enrollment (LoE) to the registered email address of the candidate. The application processing time may vary depending on the university, course, the number of applications received by the university etc. Usually, the admission office of the university contacts the students in case of any problems that arise during the enrollment process. 

Candidates must make sure they have entered the correct email address while filling the application form. Most universities offer confirmation mail in the form of Letter of Enrollment (LoE) via email and no letter is sent offline on the mailing address. The Letter of Enrollment (LoE) is usually received on time, however, if a candidate feels that the processing time is delayed, He/ She can send an official email to the communication centres requesting the Letter of Enrollment (LoE).

Applicants must make sure to complete the application correctly and upload the relevant documents to receive the Letter of Enrollment (LoE) on time

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