Student Immigration Service

Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)

A Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) is an electronic document that confirms to the UK Home Office that the University of Edinburgh wishes to sponsor your study in the UK.

Graduate Route deadline

The deadline to request a CAS for your visa for the 2020/21 academic year has now passed. Therefore, if you will finish your studies in summer/autumn 2021, you must already have obtained your visa and arrive in the UK by 1 June in order to apply for the Graduate Route.

How to request a CAS 

How you request a CAS will depend on whether you are a:

  • New student (you have not yet started your programme of studies); OR a
  • Current student (you have already started your studies, even if you are not yet in the UK).


Further guidance

Applying for a Student visa