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Graduate Admissions

 

What is a CAS?

If you require a Tier 4 visa for study, you must receive a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from the University of Cambridge before making your visa application.

You do not need to submit the CAS statement with your visa application; however, you will require the information on your CAS statement to complete your visa application form.

The CAS statement is prepared by the Graduate Admissions Office using information provided in your application form and uses the passport and previous UK visa information you have provided. You must ensure that you upload a copy of your most recent passport, as well as copies of any current UK visa and/or previous UK study visas, using your Self-Service account.

When you will receive your CAS

We can only issue your CAS once you have met all of the conditions of your offer (including both academic and financial conditions), and after your admission is showing as confirmed on your Self-Service account. You should therefore aim to meet the conditions of your offer as soon as possible – we advise at least three months before the start of the course.

It is not possible to apply for a Tier 4 visa more than three months before the course start date, in accordance with Home Office policy. This means that we will not start issuing CAS for courses starting in October until June. After this, we will email you your CAS statement within five-to-seven working days of your admission being confirmed.

Expiry date of a CAS

The CAS must be used with your visa application within six months.

Tracking the progress of a CAS

A summary of the progress of your CAS, once issued can be tracked via your Self-Service account under 'UK immigration Details'.