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Everything you need to know about CAS

Written by ESC Author on 16 Mar 2022 Posted in Blog

If you are a study abroad aspirant, it is most likely that you have considered studying in the UK as an option. The fact that it is an English-speaking country and has a wealth of opportunities for expats makes it an ideal study destination for international students. The reasons to study in the UK may be different for different people but the fact remains that it has stayed at the top of the most sought-after student destination for a reason.

So now that you have decided to take the plunge, you will need to submit your application to your university of choice, clear the English proficiency requirements, prepare all your documents for visa and so on. To submit for your student visa, you will need an important document called the CAS letter. A CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) letter is an electronic document provided by the university in support of your study in UK visa. application.

You will typically receive a CAS letter after you have accepted an offer and paid the deposit. CAS number, course of study, study duration, and your personal details are all included in the letter. The process typically involves the university applying to the UK government's UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) for your CAS number, confirming that they have made you an 'unconditional' offer of a study place, and that you have accepted it. The UKVI will then issue a CAS number to you and send this to the University as well.

Your unique CAS reference number will appear at the beginning of your CAS Statement. You will need to enter this in the relevant section of your study in UK visa application. Once you have met all the academic and financial requirements outlined in your offer letter, you will receive your CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) letter.

You might also be required to complete an acceptance form, pay a deposit to the school, and go through the pre-CAS process.

Some points to be noted: -

· You cannot apply for a student visa without the CAS letter. 

· A CAS makes up 30 points of your 40 points requirements for a Tier 4 (G) Student visa

· CAS letters cannot be issued more than 3 months before the start of your course.

· If you have already fully paid all fees to the university prior, this will be indicated on your CAS and you will not be required to show further proof of funds for tuition fees when you apply for your study in UK visa

If you as a student have chosen to take up study in the UK, then the information above can prove to be of some use to you and possibly help you to be better prepared for what lies aheadWhatever be your reasons to study in the UK clearing your CAS will play a crucial role in the process.

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