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Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)



If you are not from the European Economic Area or Switzerland and are planning to study in the areas of Science, Engineering and Technology on a programme of 6 months or more in duration you may be required to apply for clearance under the Academic Technology Approval Scheme.

Tier 4 visa applicants who require ATAS

If you are applying for a Tier 4 visa you will be required to provide an ATAS certificate as part of the application process. This is for both new students applying for entry clearance to the UK and existing students applying for an extension in the UK.

An ATAS certificate takes up to 20 days to be issued so you need to apply for this well in advance of your Tier 4 application.

An ATAS certificate is valid for use in a Tier 4 application 6 months from the date of issue.

If you are a research student who needs further time to complete your studies please be aware that FCO will now only issue an ATAS clearance for an additional six months and your application for a Tier 4 student visa can only be supported for that period.

You will additionally be required to show your ATAS certificate at enrolment. If you do not have a certificate we will not allow you to enrol on your programme of study.

Non-Tier 4 students who require ATAS

If you will be studying at UCL using a visa that was not obtained specifically for study you will be required to show your ATAS certificate at enrolment. If you do not have a certificate we will not allow you to enrol on your programme of study.

An ATAS certificate takes up to 20 days to be issued so you need to apply for this well in advance of your enrolment date.

An ATAS certificate is valid for enrolment for 6 months form the date of issue.

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