Visa and Immigration Information for Prospective Students

Immigration procedures

English Language requirements for courses at Newcastle

When can I expect to receive my Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) letter?

  • Undergraduate CAS letters - are provided by email between the beginning of June and the end of August of the year you intend to begin your studies. No CAS can be issued until you have Unconditional Firm ('UF') offer status.
  • Postgraduate CAS letters - are usually issued within 1 week of your Confirmation of Place (CoP) letter. Please check your Confirmation letter carefully and inform our Postgraduate Admissions Team at of any errors immediately.
  • Please note: CAS letters are issued no earlier than 6 months before the start date of your course.

Employment in the UK

Once you are in the UK

Our Visa Team's website has further information about registering with the police and what to do if you find errors on your Entry Clearance visa, as well as the new Biometric Residence Permit, renewing your Tier 4 visa and what to do if you lose your passport / visa.

Further information on immigration

If you can't find the information that you are looking for and would like further help please contact the Visa Team.