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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Tel: +44 (0)1904 328025 available from 10am-4pm
Term time: Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 10am-4pm
Outside of term time: 10am-4pm