CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies)

The Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) is an electronic document sent to UK Visas & Immigration by the UK university at which they have chosen to study. Students are provided with a copy of the information in their CAS by their university. A CAS is required in order to apply for a Tier 4 visa.

When will you receive your CAS?

The University will issue your CAS once you have:

  • Provided evidence that you have met the conditions of your offer, and
  • Accepted your unconditional offer of a place on your course, and
  • Paid your deposit.

This is explained in the 'offer letter' you receive from the University when you are offered a place on a course. 

How will you receive your CAS?

Your CAS is an electronic document that the University sends to UK Visas & Immigration, which confirms that you will be studying a course at UAL.

You will be provided with a document summarising the information in your CAS, and will need to enter some of this information on your Tier 4 visa application form.

Who will issue my CAS?

The person or department issuing your CAS will depend on your situation:

Your situationYour CAS will be provided by
Students starting a new
course, who applied
directly to UAL
International Admissions:
ual.internationalapply@arts.ac.uk
Students starting a new
course, who applied via
a UAL representative in
their home country
Your UAL representative in your home country
Current UAL students
continuing on the same
course
The Immigration Compliance Officer at your UAL college:
• Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon: attendance@ccw.arts.ac.uk
• Central Saint Martins: tier4@csm.arts.ac.uk
• London College of Communication: tier4@lcc.arts.ac.uk
• London College of Fashion: attendance@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Final CAS issue dates

If you are applying for your Tier 4 visa from outside the UK, we normally stop issuing CAS a couple of weeks before the course start date to ensure you receive your visa in time.  

However, if you can access a priority visa application service in your country we may still be able to issue a CAS after our final CAS issue date.