Visas, CAS and arrival

Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)

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).

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.

Applying for your visa

You must enter your CAS number on your visa application form. 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 our visa team before making a visa application.

More information on how to apply for a student visa.

Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)

Your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) will indicate whether you require ATAS clearance. Find out more about how to apply for ATAS clearance.

Tuition fees

Make sure you have financial arrangements to cover your tuition fees and living costs before starting your course. Tuition fees are listed on each undergraduate course

Before you arrive

Visit information for new international students to find out about preparing to travel to the UK and arriving in Bristol.

Welcoming new international students

The International Office can meet you from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 September at the following locations:

Find out more about arriving at Bristol.

Contact us

If you have any queries about your application, contact the International Office.

Tel: +44 (0)117 394 0229

Are you applying late?

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

Welcome lounge

The Welcome lounge for international students is open in the Richmond Building 10 am to 4 pm from 10 to 28 September 2018.  Come and meet us, and find out more about orientation events and social activities. 

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