You will need to be issued with a CAS before you can apply for your Tier 4 visa.
What is a CAS?
A Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) is not a document but a unique 13 digit number, requested by the University and issued by the Home Office.
A CAS contains information regarding your course, qualifications, academic progression, English language level and fees.
How do I get a CAS?
You can request your CAS any time after April for the following academic year.
To be issued with a CAS by AUB you need to have:
- an unconditional offer to study at AUB
- paid a minimum deposit of one term’s tuition fee to AUB (or the full Pre-Sessional fee, if you will be studying one of our Pre-Sessional English courses)
When both of the above requirements are met, please download and complete our CAS Request Form* and return it to CAS@aub.ac.uk. We aim to process all CAS requests within 5 working days. Once your CAS has been issued you will be sent a CAS Statement via email, which will confirm all of the information on your CAS and will also provide further information about using your CAS in your visa application.
We advise that you check all the information included on your CAS is correct before you use it for your visa application and email CAS@aub.ac.uk if any corrections are needed.
*If you are unable to open the PDF version of this form, please download and complete the Microsoft Word version.
Keeping your CAS up-to-date
Your CAS will contain information about your course fees and how much money you have already paid to AUB for your tuition and accommodation.
After the CAS is issued, if you make any additional payments to AUB, it is your responsibility to email CAS@aub.ac.uk to request that your CAS is updated with the new information before you make your visa application – your CAS will not be updated automatically. Please wait until you receive confirmation that your CAS has been updated before making your visa application.
Using your CAS
You can use your CAS to apply for your Tier 4 visa up to 3 months before your course start date.
The information given on your CAS will help you complete the online visa application form. The Home Office expect the information that you give during your visa application to match any information that is included on your CAS.
A CAS can only be used once. In the unlikely event that you are refused a visa, you will need to request a new CAS before you can make a new visa application.