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 January 2022 has now started.

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 January 2022

  • CAS issuing deadline: Friday 10 December 2021.
  • International Orientation will commence on Monday 10 January 2022. Please check our planning your travel pages for further details.
  • Start of teaching: Monday 17 January 2022.