Unconditional offer for your course of study
This will be issued by the University once you have completed the Admissions process and met all of the admissions requirements. One of the admissions requirements will be to complete a CAS Assessment Form, where you will provide the University Admissions team with details of any previous study or immigration history in the UK. If you have not yet received an unconditional offer or if you have any questions about the admissions or CAS assessment process, you are advised to contact the appropriate Admissions team:
CAS statement issued by the University
When you apply for a Student visa you must have a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number. A CAS statement is an electronic document which contains your unique CAS number and important details about your course. Your eligibility to receive a CAS will be assessed during the University Admissions process. Your CAS statement will be emailed to you once you have accepted your unconditional offer and met all other CAS eligibility requirements. You must not submit your visa application without a CAS, as your application will be refused.
Documents which meet the UKVI requirements
Our guidance document Preparing Documents for your Student Visa Application provides details of all the documents you will need to prepare. Some documents will be mandatory. Mandatory means that you must submit them to UKVI as part of your application. Some documents will not be applicable for you. Our guidance document includes information for nationals of certain countries who are subject to different documentary requirements and therefore do not have to submit evidence of finances or academic qualifications. UKVI calls this the Differential evidence requirement. However, even if you benefit from this special arrangement, you must still ensure that you have these documents in place at the point of applying for your visa. If you cannot provide proof if requested, your visa application may be refused.
Funds which meet the UKVI Maintenance Funds requirement
You must prepare a certain amount of funds for tuition fees and living costs. If you are self-funded, this means that you need to save a certain amount of money in your bank account for at least 28 days. You must be able to provide financial evidence to demonstrate that you have saved this money, for example a personal bank statement or bank letter in your name or in the name of a parent. If you are receiving money from an official financial sponsor, you must be able to provide an official financial sponsorship letter. Our guidance document Preparing Documents for your Student Visa application provides further details about the amount of funds you will need to prepare and the type of financial documents that are acceptable.
You will need to prove you have extra money for each family member that is going to apply with you. Visit our PBS Dependant Visa webpage for further information and guidance.