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Postgraduate

Integrated offers and CAS

What is an integrated programme with DALI?

An integrated programme with DALI is a postgraduate degree programme (taught or research) which begins with English language study lasting for 12, 8 or 4 weeks. The English language component of the programme is called ‘Durham Academic Literacy Induction’ (DALI). More information about DALI can be found here.


Who is eligible for an integrated programme with DALI?

Depending on the results of your existing English language qualifications, if you have accepted an offer to study a full time postgraduate programme at Durham and have met all conditions of your offer except for English language, you may be eligible to receive an offer for an integrated programme with DALI. All other conditions (including payment of the tuition fee deposit, if applicable) must have been met.

If you are eligible for an integrated programme offer, your Academic Department will advise you of this. If you are eligible, the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office (or Durham University Business School, for applicants to postgraduate taught programmes in Business) will confirm this by automatically issuing you with a new unconditional integrated programme with DALI offer letter by email.

Please note, at present it is not possible to offer an integrated degree programme with DALI to undergraduate applicants.


If I qualify for an integrated offer with DALI, can I get one CAS for that programme?

Once an offer for an integrated programme with DALI has been issued, the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office (or Durham University Business School, for applicants to postgraduate taught programmes in Business) will then issue a CAS for the full duration of the integrated degree programme which will begin with DALI. If you receive a CAS for an integrated degree programme with DALI, you will only need to make one Tier 4 visa application for the full duration of study.

Please note that the issuing of CAS for an integrated degree programme with DALI is an automatic process, so if for any reason you do not wish to receive a CAS for an integrated programme, please contact us to let us know.


Do I still need to pass DALI?

Integrated programme offer holders will still be required to successfully complete the English language (DALI) element of the programme in order to progress onto the postgraduate component of the programme.


I already have a CAS for a summer Pre-Sessional course at Durham but now I am eligible for an integrated programme. Can I get a new CAS for the integrated programme?

If you have already been issued with a CAS for a 4, 8 or 12 week Pre-Sessional course at Durham, please note that we will be unable to withdraw this CAS and issue you with a new CAS for an integrated programme until we receive email confirmation from you stating that you have not already used this CAS number in a visa application. Please contact us to let us know, as soon as you are able to.

If you are a current Pre-Sessional student aready studying at Durham, it is not necessary to contact us as we will already know that you have used this CAS number in the visa application to attend a Pre-Sessional course.


Can I get an integrated programme offer and a CAS for that programme if I become eligible when I am already studying a summer Pre-Sessional English course at Durham?

If you become eligible to receive an integrated programme offer once you are already in Durham attending a 4, 8 or 12 week summer English language course, you will automatically be eligible to transfer to an integrated degree programme with DALI. You will be issued with an updated offer letter and (if required) a CAS for the integrated degree programme with DALI. A sponsor note will be added to your new CAS, detailing the change of programme.

This will only happen once you have provided evidence to your Academic Department confirming that you have met all other academic conditions of your offer. It is therefore extremely important that you contact your Academic Department as soon as you receive the results of your academic qualifications and have provided evidence of having met any other conditions that were set out in your original offer letter.