Last updated: 14 January 2021
CAS stands for ‘Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies’. This is a secure electronic record, created by the university and shared with UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). It contains detailed information about you, your course of study and your fees, and has a unique reference number. Once a CAS has been generated, you will ordinarily be emailed a statement of the relevant information (known as a ‘CAS statement’), which you will need when completing your online visa application form. If a visa application is submitted before a corresponding CAS has been generated, it will be refused by UKVI.
You should submit your CAS Request form (plus supporting documents) as soon as practicable after meeting the conditions of your offer, and no later than the relevant deadline stated below. Please note, however, that in accord with UKVI regulations, the university will issue a CAS no earlier than
three months before your course start date.
The latest date the university will accept a CAS Request is dependent on the course start date and where you will be submitting your visa application. Please see the table below for further information.
|Course||Applications submitted overseas||Applications within the UK|
|All January start courses||4 December 2020||4 January 2021|