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.
- Certificate of Enrolment
- Bank Letter
- Confirmation of completion
- Confirmation of fees for the year
- Invoice or receipt for fee payments
- Schengen Visa letter
- Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) for a Tier-4 Visa application
- Other customised letter
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.
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.
If you need to open a student bank account, you’ll need a Bank Letter.
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.
We can only confirm what the fees are for the year.
If you want an invoice or receipt for the fees you’ve paid, please see the Fee Payments section below.
If you need proof that you’ve paid your fees, please email email@example.com.
And if you need an invoice or copy invoice, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once we’ve processed your request, we’ll let you know by emailing your SOAS account. It should take 10 working days to get your letter.
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.
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.
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
- Details of academic performance and conduct
- Attendance records
To order a customised letter, you need to email Registry with as much information as possible.