Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
To apply for a new Tier 4 Student visa, you must have a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) issued by Durham University.
The CAS is a unique reference number which confirms that the University has agreed to be your Tier 4 Sponsor and provides information about you and your study to UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) as part of your visa application.
- A new CAS is required every time you apply for a Tier 4 Student visa
- If your CAS is issued by Durham University your visa will only be valid for study at Durham University
- Your CAS contributes 30 of the 40 points that you need to obtain your Tier 4 Student visa
Current students continuing on the same programme
If you are currently a student at Durham and need to extend your visa in order to complete the programme that your current visa is for, or you are resuming your study after a period of suspension you can request a CAS online from the Student Immigration Office.
Please Note: Once we receive your completed CAS Request Form we are required to check the information you have given against your student record. We aim to issue your CAS within 10 working days where possible.
New students & students applying for a new programme at Durham
If you are applying to study at Durham for the first time or you are a current student applying for a new programme, follow the links below for more information about how your CAS is issued: