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.


We are issuing CASs as quickly as we can, so please check the status of your CAS through your MyEd/EUCLID portal.

We are currently processing hundreds of CAS, so you should expect to wait a few weeks before receiving your CAS. If you have requested a CAS via the applicant hub please do not send us a follow-up email as we will not be able to issue your CAS any quicker. 

Please ensure you have completed all of the instructions at the link below.

REMEMBER - You will not get your CAS until you have accepted an unconditional offer.

DON'T WORRY! The standard application process from outside the UK normally takes no more than 3 weeks, so there's still plenty of time to make your visa application.

To be eligible for a CAS, you must:

  • be non-EU/Swiss
  • have accepted your unconditional offer of a place to study at the University of Edinburgh
  • have provided any additional documentation required to complete the admissions process

Once all the requirements of admission have been met, you will receive an email on how to request a CAS. The process is extremely easy and should take no more than five minutes to complete.

New students/students beginning a new programme of studies: how to request a CAS

Please follow these instructions: 

  • Log into your Applicant Hub through EUCLID – you will then be able to see your offer under ‘My Applications’ or ‘My UG Applications.’
  • Select ‘Open Application’
  • Select the link which states ‘Please tell us if you require a CAS.’
  •  Indicate whether you will need a CAS for use in a Tier 4 visa application

Please note that it is not possible to make a successful visa application more than three months before the start of your programme. 

This means that if you request a CAS for use in a Tier 4 visa application, you should expect to receive further details about this no more than three months before your arrival in Edinburgh.

Current students - how to request a CAS

Learn about the other Tier 4 requirements