Understanding your pre-CAS email

Applicant details

Please make sure the following details match your passport.

First name
Middle name
Last name (family name)
Gender
Date of birth (DD/MM/YYYY)
Nationality
Country of birth
Passport number

Course details

Course title: If your CAS is combined or for a master’s course only, the course level will be NQF 7. If your CAS is for a pre-sessional course only, it will be CEFR B2.

Course start date: If your CAS is combined, the start date will be the first day of the pre-sessional.

Expected course end date: This will be the day that your course is due to finish.

Course level: If your CAS is combined or for a master’s course only, the course level will be NQF 7. If your CAS is for a pre-sessional course only, it will be CEFR B2.

Secondary course level: If your CAS is combined or for a master’s course only, the secondary course level will be Masters (Taught Postgraduate). If your CAS is for a pre-sessional only, the secondary course level will be Pre-sessional Language Course.

Course fee for first year: The course fee does not include any discounts or scholarships. You will need to include evidence of any discounts or scholarships in your visa application separately. If your CAS is combined, this will be the total fee for the pre-sessional and the master’s.

Tuition fees paid: Your CAS is a live electronic document. If you make any tuition or accommodation payments after receiving your CAS we will automatically update the UKVI system and send you a new CAS statement confirming the total paid. Your CAS number will stay the same. Once you have used your CAS to apply for a visa, we can no longer make any changes so any further payments will not be included. If you have paid more than the CAS email currently states, please wait three working days for the payment to be received and a new CAS statement to be sent. Please note that it may take longer for bank transfers to be processed.

Accommodation fees paid: The accommodation fees paid do not include the deposit as this is held separately in our system so that it can be returned to you at the end of your stay.

ATAS required: If your course requires you to apply for an ATAS certificate, this will state Yes. For most courses, ATAS clearance is not required so this will state No. View more information about ATAS.

Academic progression: Academic progression refers to previous study in the UK on a Tier 4 or Student visa. If you have not studied in the UK, it should say No. If you have studied in the UK, it should say Yes.

Documentation used to obtain the offer

Qualification evidence: If your CAS is combined or for a master’s only, your qualification evidence must match the wording on at least one of your degree documents (transcript or certificate). Your evidence may be preceded by the word Bachelors to indicate the level of study – it is fine if this is then duplicated in the name of your degree. If your CAS is for a pre-sessional only, your evidence will be your English language qualification.

English evidence: This is the qualification that the University has accepted as proof of your English language proficiency.

Additional information (if applicable)

Sponsor note: The sponsor note is where the University can add extra information for the UKVI to see. It may be blank on your CAS as in most cases it is not needed.