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Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)

Important CAS Dates

Pre-Sessional English Programmes (PREP)

Deposit and CAS documents deadlines:

20 week PREP - Friday 15th March 2024

10 week PREP - Friday 17th May 2024

6 week PREP - Friday 14th June 2024



Postgraduate Programmes

Deposit deadline - 4 August 2024

CAS documents deadline -  4 August 2024

Undergraduate Programmes

Deposit deadline is - 30 August 2024

CAS deadline - 30 August 2024



Deposit and CAS documents deadline - 29 November 2024.

We must receive your payment of £5,000 toward your tuition by the deposit deadline to provide us enough time to process your CAS. Please find information on how to pay.

We must also have received all of your visa documents by the CAS deadline (i.e. matured financial evidence and TB certificate and/or ATAS if required) by the document submission deadline.


To submit your documents, email them to

These are strict deadlines. We cannot accept any evidence after the deadline. If you will not meet the deadline for any reason, you may want to consider deferring your offer to the next intake. Please contact for more information on deferring.

What is a CAS?

A CAS is a unique reference number issued by the University of Bradford, which allows international students to apply for their Student Visa.  If successful, your CAS will be emailed to you. 

The Visa Support team will consider your CAS request once you have formally applied for admission on your course of study and you have fulfilled all academic and financial conditions related to the University's admission process. 

Please note a CAS can only be used once. This means if your visa is refused, you will need a new CAS to make a new Student Visa application. 

How do I get my CAS?

When you accept your unconditional offer from the University of Bradford, you will receive an email from the Visa Support team advising you to: 

  1. Complete the CAS Request Form. Please ensure that you follow the provided link and complete the CAS request form, as it contains important information to properly assess your CAS request.  
  1. Pay a deposit toward your tuition

If you have accepted your offer but have not received the subsequent email, please contact the Visa Support team. 

Receipt of this CAS Request Form and deposit payment will allow the Visa Support team to start the necessary checks that we are required to do before we can issue you with a CAS. 

We will support you to make sure you are in the best possible position to make a successful Student Visa application before we issue your CAS. Our pre-CAS checks may include the following: 

  • TB and ATAS checks (if applicable) 

Please note that you will be asked to submit your supporting visa application documents (i.e. financial evidence and TB certificate) to be checked prior to issuing a CAS, so please begin to prepare them as soon as possible. Documents should be emailed to

Refusing a CAS

We take a risk-based approach when considering intent to study. If it becomes clear during our pre-CAS checks that your risk of refusal is high, we reserve the right to refuse your CAS.  

To ensure that we are complying with UKVI immigration laws, in-line with our Sponsor License requirements, we must only assign a CAS to a student we reasonably believe will: 

  • Meet the requirements of the Student Route under which we assign the CAS; and 
  • Comply with the conditions of their permission to stay in the UK. 


We are unable to issue a CAS if the applicant does not meet the requirements of the Immigration Rules. We also reserve the right to withdraw a CAS to meet our sponsor responsibilities. 

If we feel that we cannot issue you a CAS, you will receive an email from a Visa Support Team Officer explaining why we are unable to provide you with a CAS.