CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies)

A CAS is an electronic document sent to UK Visas & Immigration by the UK university at which a student has a place, and is required before a student can apply for a Tier 4 (General) visa.

When will you receive your CAS?

The University will issue your CAS to you by e-mail 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 International Admissions department at the University when you are offered a place on a course. 

If you are applying for your Tier 4 (General) 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.

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. This will be sent to you by e-mail. You will need to enter some of this information on your Tier 4 (General) 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:
Students starting a new
course, who applied via
a UAL representative in
their home country
The UAL representative in your home country
Current UAL students
continuing on the same
The Immigration Compliance Officer at your UAL college:
• Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon:
• Central Saint Martins:
• London College of Communication:
• London College of Fashion: