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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

1. Confirm your offer

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

2. 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)

  1. Book and take your Pre-CAS interview (if required)
  2. Pay any fees due - check the information in your payment plan in your offer letter
  3. 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)
  4. Receive your CAS preview. Sign and return it
  5. 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.

3. Apply for your student visa

Once you have received your CAS you can apply for your visa and take your UKVI interview.

4. Arrange your accommodation

If you have requested accommodation on your application form, our Central Student Support Team will contact you directly regarding the options available.

We recommend for the best student experience and to focus on your studies that you live close to the Centre but you must live no further than a 60-minute commutable distance from the Centre.

5. 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.

6. 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 cover or arrange your own.

7. 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

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 3-term International Foundation Year, the CAS will be issued by Study Group; for other programmes, (Accelerated Pre-Master's Programme, International Year One and 2.5-term International Foundation Year), the Combined visa (iCAS) will be 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. 

3-term International Foundation Year (IFY) start date: 3rd October 

CAS deadlines:

October intake
3rd October
26th August 20222nd September 20229th September 202216th September 2022
November intake
28th November
21st October 202228th October 20224th November 202211th November 2022

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Egypt

Ghana

Iran

Iraq

Kenya

Libya

Nepal

Nigeria

Pakistan

Peru

Saudi Arabia

South Africa

Uganda

Vietnam

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Azerbaijan

Belarus

Brunei

Cambodia

Canada

China

Hong Kong

Indonesia

Japan

Kazakhstan

Korea

Kuwait

Macau

Malaysia

Mexico

Myanmar (Burma)

Oman

Philippines

Qatar

Russia

Sri Lanka

Taiwan

Thailand

Ukraine

USA

Albania

Algeria

India

Jordan

Lebanon

Morocco

Turkey

United Arab Emirates

France

Germany

Italy

New Zealand

Portugal

Singapore

Spain

Switzerland

For United Kingdom onshore students (already in the UK) the CAS deadline is 16th September 2022.

iCAS deadlines

2.5-term International Foundation Year (IFY) start date: 7th November 
 
For the 2.5-term IFY Combined visa (iCAS) programme, you must submit your documents by 28th September 2022 to become unconditional (and accept offer if not already completed). After that, the final deadline to be CAS ready 30th September 2022. 
 
International Year One (IY1) start date: 3rd October 
 
For the IY1 Combined visa (iCAS) programme, you must submit your documents by 26th August 2022 to become unconditional (and accept offer if not already completed). After that, the final deadline to be CAS ready 29th August 2022. 
 
Accelerated Pre-Master's Programme (PMP) start date: 19th September 
 
For the PMP Combined visa (iCAS) programme, you must submit your documents by 12th August 2022 to become unconditional (and accept offer if not already completed). After that, the final deadline to be CAS ready 15th August 2022. 

Join us today

Our student enrolment advisors are available to answer your questions and help you with your application. We can’t wait to meet you.