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Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)

What is a CAS?

A Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) is a virtual document that is required to apply for a Student Visa to study in the United Kingdom. It contains information about your course of study and personal details. A CAS will only be issued if you have an unconditional offer from the University or you are an existing student who needs to extend their visa.

How do I request a CAS?

New students: If you require a Student Visa to study in the UK, please consult the 'Student Visa' section of You@York for further instructions. You will need to follow the request task and upload your passport details. The task includes answering a few basic questions and confirming that you have read the conditions of sponsorship.

Existing students can access the 'Your Student Visa' section on e:Vision.

Important information: undergraduate studies only

There is a maximum time limit ("cap") on studying at undergraduate level with a Student Visa. The CAS request task will ask you if you have previously studied in the UK in order for the University to make an assessment of the total time you have previously studied, to ensure you will have enough time remaining to complete your programme of study.

Following your request for a CAS, you may be required to provide further information in order for an assessment to be made. A CAS will not be issued until the assessment has been completed, and any delay may affect your visa application.

What to expect when applying for your CAS

Up to six months before programme start date

You can apply for a CAS through the CAS request task in your You@York applicant portal. Before you apply you must have received and accepted an offer for your chosen programme at the University of York.

Please note:

  • You can apply in advance - even if you still have conditions to meet on your offer
  • See the checklist of documents needed to apply for a CAS

When you have met all conditions of your offer

Once you have met all the conditions of your offer you can pay the tuition fee deposit in your You@York applicant portal. Most programmes at the University of York require a tuition fee deposit. See 'Will I need to pay a deposit?' for further information.

Within 10 working days of applying for a CAS

Within 10 working days of you applying for a CAS, meeting all conditions and paying your deposit we will assess your CAS request and in most cases issue your CAS. Where we need more information from you, we will contact you by email. This may mean that it takes longer than 10 working days but we will always aim to issue your CAS as soon as we can.

Do not make any non-refundable travel or visa appointment arrangements until you have received your CAS.

CAS deadline - 25 October 2021 (11.59 BST)

The deadline to submit your CAS request and pay your deposit (where needed) is on 25 October 2021 at 11.59 BST.

You must apply by the deadline to ensure that we have enough time to issue your CAS in time for you to arrive in York by 1 November 2021. Late applications will be considered but this is at your own risk as the CAS might not be issued in time for you to arrive by this deadline. We will not waive conditions or the deposit requirement in order to assess and issue your CAS in time for you to arrive by 1 November 2021.

Who to contact:

  • Immigration Advice Service
    Student Hub, Market Square
    Tel: +44 (0)1904 324140

    Office hours
    During term time:
    9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday
    10am to 5pm Friday

    Outside of term time:
    10am to 4pm Monday to Friday 


  • Visa Compliance Team 
    To contact the team:

Tel: +44 (0)1904 328025 available from 10am-4pm

Office hours
Term time: Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 10am-4pm

Outside of term time: 10am-4pm