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International Students

Requesting a CAS

Please don't request a CAS if you are going to have your passport renewed. Wait until your new passport has been issued before submitting your request with the new passport details.

Undergraduate Students

When you make your application through UCAS you should note if you require a student visa to study in the UK and provide details of your passport. You must ensure that this information is kept up-to-date as this will be used by SOAS to communicate with UKBA. If you have not provided this information, your visa process may be delayed. If you are unsure of what needs to be done to update your information, please contact the UCAS Customer Service Unit.

Exchange, Study Abroad and Associate Students

Please email associatestudent@soas.ac.uk to request a CAS, making sure to quote your SOAS reference number.

Taught Postgraduate Students (Masters degrees)

To request a CAS number please complete the CAS request form.  You can find the form on the website along with general visa information for overseas students. Kindly note that a CAS will only be issued to Unconditional offer holders who have accepted their offer.  Please go to the page for Masters Offer Holders for further information and the request form. 

If you experience problems requesting a CAS please email mastersadmissions@soas.ac.uk.

Research (PhD) Students

Please email researchadmissions@soas.ac.uk to request a CAS, making sure to quote your SOAS reference number.