CAS countdown

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 Tier 4 Student visa is three 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.

We set final CAS issuing deadlines, based on visa turnaround times, so our students have the best chance of arriving on time.

Our last CAS issuing date for the January 2020 intake is Friday 20 December. 


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 International admissions or call +44 1245 683680.


Please note that we will have limited service from Monday 23 December until Thursday 2 January due to the festive period. 


Key dates for January 2020 arrivals are:

Airport pick up and International Orientation will commence week of Monday 13 January - check our planning your travel pages for further details.  


Start of Teaching:

Monday 20 January 2020