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Student visas

All international students making a Student visa application require a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). This is a virtual document, similar to a database record, that the University assigns to an applicant using the UK Visa and Immigration’s online Sponsorship Management System portal.

As a Student sponsor, the University of Southampton has the ability to issue Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to students in support of a Student visa application.  The CAS is a unique reference number (CAS number) within a ‘CAS Statement’ email.

The University of Southampton is a Higher Education Provider (HEP) with a track record of compliance. 

This section provides CAS guidance for students and staff.

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