This section offers some general information about your CAS that will be issued to you by Admissions at UoG. You will use the CAS to apply for a Student Visa.
Please note: International Student Support cannot offer assistance with CAS requests. Please see the following sections for who to contact about a CAS request.
What is a CAS?
What is a CAS?
The Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) is an online document which is issued by the University via the UKVI. It contains some of your personal details as well as details of the course you are applying for the Student Visa to cover.
You need a valid CAS to apply for a Student visa. A CAS is only valid for use before the expiry date stated on it - make sure your CAS does not expire before the date you will submit the Student Visa application form.
Check the details on your CAS when you receive this from Admissions - ensure your CAS details are correct before you submit the Student Visa application form. If any details need to be amended you need to contact Admissions directly to request this.
You will need to copy some of the information stated on your CAS to your Student Visa application form.
Please note: If you have paid tuition fees or accommodation fees to UoG after the CAS was issued, and your CAS does not show the correct amount paid as a result, see the information here.
CAS for a new course at UoG
If you have any CAS related queries or requests for updates please contact Admissions. We understand Admissions will issue the CAS to you via e-mail after you have accepted your unconditional offer and completed any required actions on Applicant Self Service.
CAS to continue same course at UoG after a change to your studies
See the ISS Changes to Your Studies webpages. Contact the College you study under to request a CAS - contact details are in the next section.
Getting a CAS
You are starting a new course at University of Glasgow:
You should expect to receive your CAS from Admissions by e-mail, once you have accepted your unconditional offer and uploaded all documents relating to meeting the entry requirements for your course.
The CAS will usually be issued by Admissions via e-mail within the 3 months before your visa expiry date if you are applying for a Student visa in the UK, or within the 6 months before your course start date where you will be applying for a Student visa outside the UK.
You are requesting a CAS to continue / resume your current or main course at UoG:
Ask for a "CAS Request Form" and submit this via the contact relevant to your studies shown below, depending on the College for your course at UoG. You should request a CAS around 3 months before your visa expires - this allows time for the College to liaise with Admissions about your CAS request. The CAS will be issued by Admissions via e-mail up to a maximum of 3 months before your visa expiry date where you will be applying for your Student Visa in the UK.
Please note: If you are eligible to apply for your Student Visa in the UK make sure you state this and your visa expiry date when e-mailing to request a CAS. You must submit a Student Visa application on or before your current visa expires when applying in the UK, so you need to make sure you request the CAS and receive this in time to do so. Contact your College (as below) and Admissions directly with any queries about your CAS request:
|College of Arts & Humanities
|College of MVLS
UG School of Medicine & Nursing:
UG Life Sciences:
UG School of Veterinary Medicine:
|All MVLS PGT & PGR students:
|College of Science & Engineering
UG and PGT: email@example.com
|College of Social Sciences
UG Business School: firstname.lastname@example.org
PGT Business School: email@example.com
PGR Business School: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition and UoG Accommodation fee payments
Fee payments stated on your CAS:
When you pay tuition fees or accommodation fees to the university, the amount of these fees that you have paid will be stated on your CAS.
UKVI say you must provide evidence of the amount of tuition fees you have paid to University of Glasgow at the time you apply for the Student Visa as part of demonstrating that you meet the maintenance requirements.
The UKVI caseworker will check your CAS and the other financial documents you have submitted for your visa application to check you have the money needed to meet the maintenance requirements.
See the ISS webpages about applying for a Student Visa where we discuss the maintenance requirement for a Student Visa and preparing financial documents for the visa application.
Tuition fee payments made after the CAS has been issued:
Tuition fees paid after the CAS has been issued will not be shown on, or added to, your CAS. You will need to prepare tuition fees receipts from University of Glasgow as evidence of any amount of tuition fees you have paid not shown on your CAS.
Accommodation fee payments made after the CAS has been issued:
We understand it is not possible to get receipts or evidence of accommodation fees paid to University of Glasgow after the date the CAS has been issued.