CAS stands for Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies. UK immigration rules require the Royal College of Art (RCA) to sponsor your application for a student visa (this is not the same as financial sponsorship). A CAS number confirms that we have made you an offer of a place to study with us, and that you have accepted this.
You will need a CAS number to apply for a visa to allow you to study in the UK.
The College will apply to the UK Government's Home Office for your CAS number, confirming that we have made you an offer of a study place, and that you have accepted this. The Home Office will then issue a CAS number for you, which we will send to you.
Once you receive an offer to study, you should complete the CAS checklist available in the Offer Holder page and upload to the Admissions Portal to request your CAS.
In order to apply for a CAS number, we will need a copy of your passport, degree certificate and, in most cases, confirmation of your English Language capability (normally your IELTS certificate). Like many countries, the UK operates a strict immigration policy. If the information we submit to the Home Office is not the same as that on your passport and other documents, your application for a visa to study here will be refused.