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Durham University


CAS & visa advice for new students

If you have applied to start a new programme at Durham University and you are applying for a Student visa you will need a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) in order to complete your application.

  • Once you have accepted a final unconditional offer for your programme, you will be sent a pre-CAS email asking you to confirm that your details are correct.
  • Once you have replied to the pre-CAS email, the Admissions team will process your CAS and email it to you as soon as it is ready.

You do not need to request a CAS as the Admissions Team will contact you. Please respond promptly to any correspondence you receive from them to avoid delays.

We appreciate your understanding and patience during extremely busy periods and would like to assure all applicants that we do recognise the importance and urgency of receiving your CAS and aim to process these as quickly as possible. CAS will be processed as a priority to meet appropriate start dates.

Please note: The Student Immigration Service is unable to answer any questions regarding the issuing of your CAS.

Contacting the University about your CAS

If you have questions about your CAS or you need to inform the University about changes to your situation, you can update your information or contact the University Admissions Team using the Application Portal.

The University of Durham makes every effort to ensure that the information published on this page is accurate. However, the University cannot guarantee the information may not be altered owing to circumstances beyond the University’s reasonable control. Such circumstances include (but are not limited to) change in Government policy, or change of law. Any changes will be incorporated into the University’s website as early as possible.