Student Immigration Service

Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)

You may need Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) clearance for selected science and technology programmes, depending on your nationality. Your offer letter will say if you need an ATAS certificate for your programme.

Important update on ATAS applications

We have been informed that the ATAS system will be down for maintenance (as part of a wider Foreign, Commonwealth and Development upgrade) from Friday 07 July to Sunday 09 July 2023. The system should be up and running again on Monday 10 July 2023.

As applications submitted between Friday 07 July to Sunday 09 July 2023 may be negatively impacted, we strongly encourage students not to apply during this period. 


Next step

How to apply for your ATAS certificate