Preparing to study
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 deadlines for your CAS
You must submit your CAS and have them approved by the below published deadlines*, at the latest.
Please note that these CAS deadlines are based on standard visa processing times. If you miss the standard CAS deadlines, you must confirm that you will use a priority visa service before the CAS is issued, otherwise you will be deferred to the next available intake.
For some programmes, the CAS will be issued by Study Group; for other programmes, the Combined visa (iCAS) is issued by the University.
Here are three simple steps to find your deadline to be CAS ready:
- Find your programme and start date in the left-hand column
- Look for the country you are applying from, not your nationality. For example, if a student is from Angola but is a resident in France, then the deadline is the date above France in the table below.
- The deadline to submit your CAS will be the date above the country you are applying from
|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, Pre-Masters Programme
Start Date: 29th January 2024
|22nd December 2023||29th December 2023||5th January 2024||12th January 2024||19th January 2024|
United Arab Emirates
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).
Later CAS deadlines may be available if you are using a Super Priority or Priority Service. Contact Admissions for information.
“The International Study Centre is a very important step that I think students should take, especially if it’s your first time in this country. It doesn’t just prepare you academically; it also prepares you for life in a different city, so it’s an important progression.”
Omar from Oman
Studied International Foundation Year – Engineering and Physical Sciences