International students: next steps

Congratulations on receiving a place to study at Bristol. Find out the next steps including receiving your CAS, applying for your visa and getting accommodation.

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 Confirmation of 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 and funding

Make sure you make financial arrangements to cover your tuition fees and living costs before starting your course. Tuition fees are listed for each course on the online course finder

Find out more about fees and funding for international students.


You can apply for accommodation the day after your place is confirmed by UCAS. 

We advise you to apply for accommodation as soon as you can. However, we are not able to guarantee an offer of accommodation.

Look at our advice on finding accommodation if you have gone through clearing (non-guaranteed applicants).

Disability Services

If you have a disability that you haven't yet told us about, please contact Disability Services to find out how we can support you and how that support may be funded. 

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