A Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) is a unique letter/number code which will enable you to apply for a Tier 4 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 met all of your offer conditions, including the payment of your tuition fees deposit. 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 read the International Deposit Policy (PDF, .4MB) for more detailed information about deposits.
PLEASE NOTE: we do not issue CAS more than 3 months in advance of a course start date. For example: if your course starts in September, we will not issue CAS earlier than June.
How do I apply for a CAS?
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 Tier 4 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 you would like to ask any questions about applying for a CAS or to follow up an existing CAS application, please e-mail: email@example.com