What is a CAS?

International students applying for a Student Route Visa will need a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number. This number confirms to UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) that you have been accepted to study at a valid UK university. We generate a CAS by inputting all the necessary information into the UK Government Sponsor Management System. It is important that the information we input about you and your course is correct as we cannot change it once your CAS number has been generated by the UKVI (though we can add a Sponsor’s Note in exceptional circumstances). 

Please note: you do not need to have received your CAS statement before you start preparing for your Student Route visa application. The University’s International@CampusLife team have put together a comprehensive guide to to help and support you with this.

Obtaining your CAS

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I receive my CAS?

Once all steps have been completed, and your deposit has cleared, the Admissions Office will prepare your CAS statement. You will receive your CAS statement within 10 working days of the requirements being met. However, we cannot begin working on your CAS statement until all requirements are met, and we may need to contact you for further information. You are encouraged to complete all steps as early as possible.

Remember: you do not need your CAS to start preparing for your Student Route visa application.

Can I have an update on my CAS? When will I receive my CAS Shield invitation? Will I receive joint CAS? What is the deadline? How do I apply for my visa? Where can I find more information on ATAS?


Our trained immigration advisors are on hand to help you through the visa application process.

They can also assist with any queries about being an international student in the UK that you might have.