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Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) Information  

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If you need a Student visa to study in the UK, you’ll need a CAS before you apply for it.  

A CAS is a unique reference number that you’ll need to enter in your Student visa application. It provides UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) with details of your offer (including course details and fees) and confirms that the University will be your visa ‘sponsor’ for the duration of your study. 

A new CAS is required every time you apply for a student visa and you can’t use a CAS more than once. a CAS issued by Durham only allows you to study at Durham on the course you applied for. 

You’ll be issued with a CAS if your nationality normally requires you to apply for a Student visa. If you already have another type of immigration permission that allows you to study, you can let us know when you apply and we won’t issue a CAS.  

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