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 vis the applicant dashboard, 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.
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
During arrivals weekend in September, our International Student Ambassadors will be waiting to welcome you at a number of airports and stations.
Find out about the welcome events for new international students.
If you have any queries about your application, contact the International Office.
Studying during the coronavirus pandemic
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