Prepare to Study

You’ve received an offer, what next?


Applying and receiving an offer is the start of your journey to study with us, there are a few more steps you need to take before we see you on campus.

Important things to do before you arrive


  • Confirm your offer
    Pay your confirmation fee and return your signed acceptance form to confirm your offer.

    Once you have confirmed, you will have access to our Welcome Hub with lots of useful information about preparing to study.

  • Apply for your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS)
    You can apply for your CAS up to six months before your course start date (three months if you are in the UK)

    a. Book and take your Pre-CAS interview (if required)  

    b. Pay any fees due - check the information in your payment plan in your offer letter  

    c. Provide any outstanding documents - your insurance information, emergency contact details, any study gap information (if applicable), living arrangement confirmation form and previous UK Visa history (if applicable) 

    d. Receive your CAS preview. Sign and return it  

    e. Submit your financial or bank documents - you must have this money for at least 28 consecutive days. The end date of the 28-day period must be within 31 days of the date you apply for your visa.
  • Apply for your student visa
    Once you have received your CAS you can apply for your visa and take your UKVI interview.
  • Arrange your accommodation
    If you have requested accommodation on your application form, our Central Student Services Team will contact you directly regarding the options available. 

    Should you choose to book your own accommodation, we suggest you live close to the Centre so you can make the most of your student experience, but your accommodation should be no more than one hour travel time from the Centre.
  • Book your travel to the UK
    Receive your visa and book your travel. When booking your travel, make sure you arrive before your first day of term, so you don’t miss our valuable induction programme. Accommodation with the International Study Centre is usually available two days before the start of term.
  • Book your insurance
    It is essential all international students have the protection of personal insurance while studying in the UK. You can take out our StudyCare Insurance Plus cover or arrange your own.
  • Arrive on time
    In your first week, you will take part in orientation activities and get to know the people and places around you. These normally include tours, information talks, and team games. You will receive further information when your place at the International Study Centre is confirmed.

Important dates

Undergraduate Foundation Programme start date: 26th September

You must request your CAS by the published deadlines, at the latest. Please note that these CAS request deadlines are based on standard visa processing times, and are set in conjunction with the University. For some programmes, the CAS will be issued by Study Group; for other programmes, the Combined visa (iCAS) is issued by the University. If the deadlines for your programme are not yet currently listed, you will be contacted by Admissions when the information is available.

CAS deadlines

12th August 2022 19th August 2022 26th August 2022 2nd September 2022
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