You’ll need a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from the University in order to apply for a student visa if you require sponsorship to study. The Admissions teams are issuing CAS as usual to applicants that they are confident meet all of the requirements, and they might ask you some additional questions as part of the process.
Once you have your CAS it is valid for 6 months, giving you plenty of time to make your student visa application, but you should let Admissions know if you do not think you will be arriving by the latest accept date on your CAS.
The type of visa you should apply for will depend on your circumstances including, what passport or travel document you hold, the length of your proposed study and where you are applying from.
The Admissions teams complete rigorous checks to ensure that CAS is only issued if we believe that your visa application will be successful. Our visa refusal rate is extremely low. However, in the rare instance that a visa is refused you should contact us to determine if other options such as online only teaching are possible.
Visa requirements after 1 January 2021
European and Swiss students who travel to the UK on or after 1 January 2021 will need to apply for immigration permission to study, unless you already hold settled status. Irish students will continue to have the right to live and study in the UK after the UK leaves the EU.
Read our immigration pages for further information about applying for your visa.