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Student status letters

We can give you a number of official documents to prove you're a student at SOAS. 

If you can't find what you need on this list, choose 'Other customised letter' and create a bespoke request. 

Choose from: 

Certificate of Enrolment

Your Certificate of Enrolment proves you’re a current, enrolled student at SOAS. We can only give you this document after you’re fully enrolled – that includes paying fees and collecting your SOAS ID card.

Undergraduate and taught masters need to fill in this form. 

Postgraduate research students, please fill in this form.

You can also use this document for council tax exemption – show it to your local council this document to prove your status as a student. And banks should accept it too.

Official Letter to open Student Bank Account

If you need to open a student bank account, you’ll need a Bank Letter.

Request a Bank Letter.

Confirmation of Completion

Once you’ve received your final results, we’ll automatically produce a Confirmation of Completion and post it to your home address. Please make sure your address is correct on our system when the results are published.

Order a new copy here if you don't automatically receive one.

Confirmation of fees for the year

We can only confirm what the fees are for the year

Fill in this form to get an official Confirmation of fees for the year.

This letter will include a copy invoice,  If you want a receipt for the fees you’ve paid, please see the Fee Payments section below.

Receipt for fee payments

If you need proof of fee payments made, please email banking@soas.ac.uk.

Once we’ve processed your request, we’ll let you know by emailing your SOAS account.

Schengen Visa letter

Request a Schengen Visa Letter here. 

A Schengen Visa allows you to travel within the Schengen Zone. Read more about it at www.schengenvisainfo.com.

You’ll need to give us the name and country of the Embassy or Consulate the letter will go to.  

Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) for a Tier-4 Visa application

You need a CAS to apply for a Tier-4 Student Visa application. 

Read everything you need to know about Tier-4 visas and applying in our International and EU section for students

Other customised letter

If you need a letter that isn’t listed above, it could be because:

  • You studied with us in the past and need a Certificate of Enrolment for a previous programme of study.
  • The Certificate of Enrolment doesn’t include information you need.
  • You need an official reference for employment or further.

We’ll always do our best to give as much information in your letter as possible, but we can only ever confirm the information on your student record that we’re allowed to release. We can’t include:

  • Exam and submission dates
  • Marks
  • Details of academic performance and conduct
  • Attendance records

To order a customised letter, you need to email Registry with as much information as possible.