Visas and immigration

If you are an international student you may need to apply for a visa in order to become a full-time student in the UK. Students on a Student Visa (formerly Tier 4 Visa) are not currently permitted to study part-time at York.

Find out whether you will need a visa, how to apply and what documents you may need.

Get immigration advice

For general information see UK Visas and Immigration (gov.uk).

EU students

Before arriving in the UK, you’ll need to apply for a Student (previously Tier 4) visa and pay an Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) (estimated at £470 per year). If you’re an EU applicant already living in the UK, you’ll need to have applied for settled or pre-settled status by 30 June 2021.

Getting your confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)

If you require a Student Visa to study in the UK, you will need a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). You can request your CAS after you have accepted an offer. We can issue your CAS once your offer becomes unconditional, and not longer than six months before your course starts.

Deadline to apply for your CAS is as follows:

Courses starting in September 2021: If you intend to travel to the UK for the Autumn term, you must have applied for your CAS before:

11:59pm (GMT), 25 October 2021.  

We strongly advise you make your CAS request well ahead of this deadline, as there may be delays if we need to check further information on your request before issuing your CAS.

More information

Find out more about visas and immigration.

Contact us

Immigration Advice Service
immigration@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 324140

Related links

Contact us

Immigration Advice Service
immigration@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 324140

Related links