Information for Applicants on the Points Based Immigration System - Tier 4

For the latest information regarding the Tier 4 Points Based Immigration System please see the ISSU Web pages or contact Mel Reynolds or Christina Bunbury.

Confirmation of Acceptance of Study (CAS)

From February 2010, all potential students (from outside the EEA) who are applying to study at the University will require a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance of Study). Students will need to provide their CAS when applying for a visa through the UK Border Agency.  As a Highly Trusted Sponsor it will be compulsory for Aston to issue a CAS to all UF applicants, via the electronic SMS (Sponsorship Management System).  Students will not be able to use visa letters to apply to the UK Border Agency for a Tier 4 visa once CAS is mandatory.  CAS will be mandatory from 22 February 2010.  

For further information about creating a CAS on SITS please see How to Create a CAS 

 This document is intended for:
- All Admissions Staff.
- International Student Visa Advisors


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