CAS countdown

A CAS – Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies – is a unique 14-digit alpha-numeric reference number and information that you’ll need to complete your visa application form.

The earliest you can apply for your student visa is six months before the start date of your course, so this is when we start issuing CAS.

We recommend you obtain your CAS and apply for your visa as early as you can, as there can be delays at the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) in assessing your application and issuing your visa.

CAS issuing for students joining us in Sept 2021 will start from 7 June 2021, subject to visa application centres being open.

If you have any questions about your CAS or visa application, or you can’t make the deadline and would like to be considered for the next intake, please email

Key dates for September 2021

  • International Orientation will commence on Thursday 9 September 2021. Please check our planning your travel pages for further details.
  • Start of teaching: Monday 20 September 2021.