Visas and immigration

Once you have firmly accepted an unconditional offer to study at Bristol and have sent us your passport details, we will email you a Certificate for Acceptance of Studies (CAS).

Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)

A CAS is a unique electronic reference number and accompanying electronic virtual document containing information about your course of study, as well as your personal details. It is not a paper document.

Having a CAS does not guarantee your application will be successful; you must still meet all the other eligibility criteria.

If you notice any errors in the information contained in your CAS, contact us before making a visa application.

More information on how to apply for a student visa.

Welcoming new international students

The International Office can meet you from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 September. We can meet you at the following locations:

We also run a welcome lounge, orientation events and a variety of social activities.

Are you applying late?

We are happy to take enquiries from late international applicants. Please call +44 (0)117 370 2618 or email 

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