Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS)
As you prepare for your studies, it is important to receive your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) to allow you to apply for your visa in plenty of time.
CAS is an online document which is issued by the University via the The UK Visas and Immigration department. It states some of your details as well as the details of your offer of study and course.
You will need a valid CAS to apply for a Student visa either inside or outside the UK and will copy the information from the CAS onto your Student visa application form.
Receiving your CAS
If you hold a conditional offer, you must:
- upload all required documents to meet the conditions of your offer (make sure you have uploaded a current passport)
- (once documents have been approved), wait for an unconditional offer - this can take 5-10 working days
- accept one unconditional offer online when you receive it.
If you hold an unconditional offer, you must:
- accept one unconditional offer online
- make sure you have uploaded a current passport
We will start issuing CAS for September 2023 entry from May onwards.
If you require a Visa to study in the UK we will prepare a draft version of your CAS which you will be able to view, approve and request changes to, through your Applicant Self Service CAS tile.
When you have accepted one Unconditional offer, uploaded all required documents and have paid any required deposit (request will be found on your offer communication), you will receive an email notification when your draft CAS is ready for review.
See the Applicant Approval Guide for details on the information provided within each section of your CAS. After you have approved the draft, your CAS number will be sent via email within 3 working days. If you need to request changes to the draft, an Admissions Officer will review and update if required, after which your CAS number will be sent within 5 working days.
If we have requested additional documents to be uploaded to support the preparation of your CAS, you will be able to view and upload via Applicant Self-Service. Once uploaded, your draft CAS will be sent within 5 working days.
Additional Fee Payments
Please note that the CAS details provide an overview of the payments that you have made towards your tuition or accommodation fees up to the date you approved your draft CAS. We strongly recommend that you do not make any further payments until you have received your Student Visa. If you must make a payment to meet the visa financial requirements, then we will NOT update your CAS but instead you can include copies of receipts with your visa application. We are unable to make amendments to your CAS to show the additional funds that you have paid, and do not want you to risk a visa refusal.
Please take a look at this helpful video explaining our new CAS issuing process.