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When will I get my CAS?

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Your CAS will be issued automatically by the University Admissions Team by email after you have received an unconditional offer, up to 5 months before the start of your course (depending on when you applied) and when you have:

  • No outstanding conditions
  • Paid the tuition fee deposit (if required)
  • Accepted a final unconditional offer for your course
  • Replied to the pre-CAS email to confirm that your details are correct

Once you’ve replied to the pre-CAS email, it normally takes up to 2-3 working days for your CAS to be issued, although it can take longer at peak times, particularly in August when the largest volume of undergraduate applicant results are received.

When can I use my CAS?

Your CAS will be valid for 6 months and if you’re applying for a Student visa outside the UK you can use it as soon as you receive it. If you’re applying in the UK you can apply up to a maximum of 3 months before the start of your course.

What if I change my mind?

If you decide not to use your CAS, or your situation changes in such a way that the information on your CAS needs to change, please contact us and let us know.

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Durham University 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.