UCL Laws Undergraduate Programmes
Applying for your visa
If you are a non-European Union national and wish to undertake undergraduate
study in the UK you will need to apply for a visa. You can apply for a Tier
4 (General) Student Visa up to 3 months before the start of your programme
of study, however we recommend that you start to familiarise yourself with
the immigration requirements as
to apply for university in the UK in order to be fully prepared for the visa
application process. Information regarding the application process is available
from the UCL
International Office website and the UK
Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS)
A CAS is a 14-digit reference that is given to you by UCL and confirms to
the UK Border Agency that you are a genuine student.
In June we will email offer holders expected to need a visa and ask them
to log into the UCL Portal to confirm the personal details we hold for them.
is important that all the names that appear on your passport are on our records
(the order of the names does not need to match that on the passport, as long
as they are all present). If your current passport is due to expire before
the end of your studies it is important to check with the relevant visa application
services whether you need to renew your passport before confirming your details
to UCL and making your visa application.
We are able to provide a CAS once an applicant is in receipt of an unconditional
offer which has been firmly accepted and only once we have been provided with
proof of the requested academic qualifications and English language proficiency.
Please note that the earliest we are able to issue a CAS is 90 days prior
to enrolment. It is for this reason that we will not begin this process until
English Language Requirement
UCL will assess your English language proficiency as part of the admissions
process. However, the UK
Border Agency has also introduced English language requirements, which means
we will need to make
how we have assessed your English language ability. It is important to remember
that some qualifications such as IELTS and TOEFL must have been taken within
2 years of the start date of your programme. Please see the UCL
English language requirement webpages for further information (please remember
to look under Advanced for the level required for the LLB degree programmes).