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Accepting your offer as an International Student: Confirmation of Acceptance

Confirmation of Acceptance

Once you've received your offer to study at the University of Cumbria, the next step to consider is arranging your Visa, and for that, you will need your Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS). Our experts will be here to support you and make this process as simple as possible, but you can keep reading to get an understanding of the process before you start.

What is CAS

The Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) is evidence that you have fulfilled the university’s requirements to enter your chosen course and we are sponsoring you to come and study in the UK. You will use this as part of your visa application. If you need to obtain a Student Visa you will need a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS).

How do I obtain my CAS?

This will be given to you by our UKVI Compliance team, so you don’t need to do anything until contacted by them.

CAS is an individual electronic document containing important information about the University, your course, location, and level of study, as well as your personal details. 

A CAS can only be used once. To receive your CAS you need to: 

  • Have an unconditional offer to study your programme
  • Provide all the documents requested by the Admissions team
  • Pay a minimum deposit of 50% or 75% of the first year’s tuition fees (unless your offer letter tells you differently)
  • Pass the University of Cumbria credibility interview (where applicable)

What documents will I need to provide?

The University’s Admissions team will advise you on exactly what documents they require. They may include. 

  • Completed and signed CAS Request Form including the UK Immigration History Questionnaire
  • Copies of previous UK visas, BRP cards, refusal letters
  • A tuberculosis certificate accredited by the UKVI (where required)
  • An official financial document confirming that you have a required minimum amount of money held on your account for 28 days: this would be the outstanding tuition fees for the first year of study plus £1,023 per month (up to 9 months) for maintenance costs
  • Notarised copies of entry qualification (upon request)
  • Official consent if you are sponsored by your parents/legal guardians along with a Birth Certificate/Adoption Certificate
  • Some students will need to pass the credibility interview arranged by the University of Cumbria Compliance team

More information

Accepting your offer and gaining your CAS is an essential part of your journey toward becoming a University of Cumbria student. That's why we're here every step of the way to provide any support and guidance you may need.

If you need more information you can contact our International Admissions Team ( or the UKVI Compliance Team (

You can also visit our Student Hub for more information about CAS and everything else you need to know about coming to study at the University of Cumbria as an International Student.

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