Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number and visa information

You need a CAS number to apply for a Tier 4 student visa. It is an electronic reference number and document that contains information about your course and your personal details. Your number is unique to you.

It is not a paper document.

You will be sent a CAS number once you have:

  • received an unconditional offer
  • paid your £300 online deposit.

If you are still waiting for your CAS number please send a copy of your passport to celfs-presessional@bristol.ac.uk.

Combined CAS

A combined CAS covers both your pre-sessional course and your degree course.

The deadline for applying for a CAS is 16 June 2017.

You must have either: 

  • paid your £300 online deposit
  • received an unconditional offer for the 6-week pre-sessional course and 
  • met the academic conditions for your degree programme

or

  • paid your £300 online deposit
  • received an unconditional offer for the 14-week, 10-week or 6-week pre-sessional course and
  • received an unconditional offer for your degree programme.

After 16 June 2017, you will not be able to get a combined CAS.

Your CAS will only cover your pre-sessional course. You must apply for a separate visa for your degree course.

Support and advice

As well as having a CAS number you must meet all the other requirements for a Tier 4 student visa.

If you need advice or have questions about visas and immigration email our student-visa-advice@bristol.ac.uk.

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