Apply for your CAS

A Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) is a unique letter/number code which will enable you to apply for a Student visa. York St John University will become your sponsor in the UK after we issue you with a CAS.

When can I apply for a CAS? 

You can apply for your CAS after you have received your unconditional offer and after your tuition fees deposit has cleared in University accounts. All degree programmes require a deposit of 50% of the first year's tuition fees. If you will take a Pre-sessional course before your degree programme, you will need to pay a deposit of 50% degree tuition PLUS 100% of the Pre-sessional course fees before you can apply for a CAS. Please refer to the Student Financial Regulations for more detailed information about the University's deposit and payment requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: we do not issue CAS more than 6 months in advance of a course start date. For example: if your course starts in September, we will not issue CAS earlier than March.

How do I apply for a CAS? 

You will need to complete the Pre-CAS Application and Declaration Form (PDF, .2MB) and submit it to visa@yorksj.ac.uk 

How and when will I receive my CAS? 

Your CAS will be sent to you by e-mail. You do not have to submit the CAS e-mail with your visa application, the CAS number itself is the only thing required for your Student visa application. 

We have a 48-hour turnaround standard for CAS issuance, but we aim to get them issued as quickly as possible. Please note: if your CAS application is received on a Friday or if we are missing any documents, there may be a slight delay with issuing your CAS.

Any questions? 

If you would like to ask any questions about applying for a CAS or to follow up an existing CAS application, please e-mail: visa@yorksj.ac.uk 

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