Getting your CAS

When your application offer becomes unconditional, and you have finally chosen Birmingham City University to be your university choice, you must obtain a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) to apply for a student visa. To get a CAS, the essential requirements will be:

  • You must make at least a £4,000 deposit on or before Friday, 9 December 2022, quoting your student ID number on the bank transfer notes.
  • You will need to email your bank receipt to your respective regional team.
  • Upload recent bank statements on the CAS Shield software (you will be sent a link after we allocate your deposit). Your bank statements must demonstrate that the rest of your course fees and at least £9,207 for living costs have been in your bank accounts for at least 28 days*.
  • Obtained your TB certificate (if applicable).
  • Pass your Pre-CAS interview (only applicable for applicants from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Nigeria).
  • ATAS only applies to certain international students studying specific technical courses.

Once your deposit payment has been confirmed and all relevant documents received and approved, we will process your CAS.

There are some exceptions to the bank statements:

1. If the money is in your parents' account

  • Provide your birth certificate.
  • Provide a letter from your parents stating you have the right to use these funds.

2. If you are a sponsored student

  • You are not required to make a deposit payment.
  • However, you are required to send us a scanned copy of the sponsorship letter, which should highlight your sponsorship organisation and their level of funding.

*Depending on your home country, you may not be required to provide this information. See UK Government guidance for further details.