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.

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 

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. If your deposit funds have not cleared, this can also slow the process down.

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: 

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