Before you arrive
You’ve received an offer, what next?
Applying and receiving an offer is the start of your journey to study with us, there are a few more steps you need to take before we see you on campus.
Important things to do before you arrive
Pay your Confirmation Payment and return your signed acceptance form to confirm your offer. For more information on what your Confirmation Payment consists of and your payment plan please visit our fees page.
Once you have confirmed, you will have access to our Welcome Hub with lots of useful information about preparing to study.
You can apply for your CAS up to six months before your course start date (three months if you are in the UK)
- Book and take your Pre-CAS interview (if required)
- Pay any fees due - check the information in your payment plan in your offer letter
- Provide any outstanding documents - your insurance information, emergency contact details, any study gap information (if applicable), living arrangement confirmation form and previous UK Visa history (if applicable)
- Receive your CAS preview. Sign and return it
- Submit your financial or bank documents You must have this money for at least 28 consecutive days. The end date of the 28-day period must be within 31 days of the date you apply for your visa.
Once you have received your CAS you can apply for your visa and take your UKVI interview.
If you have requested accommodation on your application form, our Central Student Support Team will contact you directly regarding the options available.
We recommend for the best student experience and to focus on your studies that you live close to the Centre but you must live no further than a 60-minute commutable distance from the Centre.
Receive your visa and book your travel. When booking your travel, make sure you arrive before your first day of term, so you don’t miss our valuable induction programme. Accommodation with the International Study Centre is usually available two days before the start of term.
It is essential all international students have the protection of personal insurance while studying in the UK. You can take out our StudyCare Insurance cover or arrange your own.
StudyCare Insurance is specifically designed for international students’ needs during your studies at the International Study Centre and, if required, after progressing to your university.
Our insurance cover is available for up to 12 months or a fixed 24 months, allowing you to choose the policy length that suits you. Both lengths cover travel to the UK, loss of personal possessions as well as providing health and medical insurance. If you select 24 months, you will be covered for the duration of your pathway programme plus the first year of your degree.
You must have the correct equipment to access online materials and complete your assignments. Once you have confirmed your place you will receive access to the Welcome Hub. Here, you will find details about preparing to arrive for your studies, including what system requirements your laptop may need and how you can purchase one in the UK from our trusted supplier, Plan-IT.
In your first week, you will take part in orientation activities and get to know the people and places around you. These normally include tours, information talks, and team games. You will receive further information when your place at the International Study Centre is confirmed.
International Year One start date: 8th January 2024
For the International Year One (iCAS) programme, the final deadline to be CAS ready is 1st December 2023.
|Programme & Start date||Deadline to submit CAS and Country of residence||Deadline to submit CAS and Country of residence||Deadline to submit CAS and Country of residence||Deadline to submit CAS and Country of residence||Deadline to submit CAS and Country of residence|
International Foundation Year
8th January 2024 programme start date
|1 December 2023||8 December 2023||15 December 2023||22 December 2023||29 December 2023|
United Arab Emirates
These CAS ready deadlines are based on standard visa processing times. Later CAS deadlines may be available if you are using a Super Priority or Priority Service. Please contact Admissions for more information.
If you are applying from a country that is not listed in the above table, then your CAS deadline will be similar to the countries with the earliest deadline (i.e. Angola, Bahrain, Brazil).