Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)

The Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) is an electronic number that will be provided to you by your admissions team to include on your student visa application. This number will enable the UK Visas and Immigration caseworker to access information that the College has placed on a secure database about you and the course you will study at Imperial College London.

New Students

You will not need to request a CAS. We will generate a CAS when you are eligible to receive one. To receive a CAS:

  1. You will need to have met all the conditions of your offer (have an unconditional-firm status).
  2. You will need to have indicated that you require a Tier-4 visa.
  3. You will need to have provided your registry admissions team with a colour copy of the passport that you intend to make your visa application with.
  4. If you are under 18 years of age, you must have completed/submitted the minors' declaration.

The CAS is created by your Registry Admissions team and most will be generated from June/July onwards (please note, it is not possible to start applying for your visa more than 3 months in advance of your course start date).

Important: It is your responsibility to review your information in My Imperial to ensure that all details are correct. If you identify an error in your details or you have any questions about the information, please contact the appropriate Registry Admissions team so that corrections can be made.

Scholarship Holders

If you are in receipt of an Imperial College scholarship, you will need a letter confirming this. Please request this letter from either the Student Financial Support Team in the Registry or from your department.

Tuition Fees

Check your CAS to make sure the figure quoted is correct. If you pay any of your tuition fees in advance of applying for your student visa, it is essential that your CAS is updated to reflect the payment. Please email international@imperial.ac.uk with your CID number and evidence of the payment to ensure the CAS is updated correctly.