Letter of Offer (LOO) versus Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)

As an international student planning to study in Australia, you’ll come across several important documents during the application process. Two of these key documents are the Letter of Offer (LOO) and the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). While they may seem similar, understanding their differences and purposes is crucial. Let’s explore their significance for both educational providers and students, especially focusing on the student visa application process.


What is a Letter of Offer (LOO)?

The Letter of Offer (LOO) or Offer Letter is a formal document issued by the educational institution, such as Australian Adelaide International College (AAIC), to a prospective student who has been accepted into a course of study. It outlines the details of the offer, including the course name, duration, timetable, scheduled breaks, tuition fees, any conditions of acceptance, and payment deadlines. The LOO serves as an initial acceptance letter and provides students with essential information about their intended study program, being the step prior the Confirmation of Enrolment.


What is a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)?

On the other hand, the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) is a document issued by the educational institution after the student has accepted the offer and fulfilled any conditions specified in the LOO, such as paying the required tuition fees and presenting mandatory and/or additional documentation. The CoE confirms that the student is officially enrolled in the course and includes details like the start and end dates of the study program, the student’s personal information, and the course code.


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LOO versus CoE

Summing up

The Letter of Offer and Confirmation of Enrolment are distinct documents with specific purposes in the international student enrollment process. While the LOO signifies acceptance into a course and provides essential information, the CoE is a mandatory document for visa application and enrollment confirmation. Understanding these documents’ roles and requirements is essential for a smooth transition into studying in Australia and complying with visa regulations.


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At Australian Adelaide International College, we prioritize transparency and support for our international students throughout the application and enrollment journey. If you have any further questions or need assistance regarding LOOs or CoEs, our dedicated team is here to help you every step of the way!

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