Pre-sessional students

If you study a pre-sessional English course at UWE Bristol before your main programme of study you must make two visa applications within a very short period of time. 

First visa application

The first visa application you will make will be made outside of the UK for your pre-sessional English course only.

Second visa application

The second visa application will be made immediately after you successfully complete your pre-sessional course at UWE Bristol.

Understanding your visa requirements

Make sure that you understand the visa requirements of your second visa application before the end of your pre-sessional course, as some of the requirements are time sensitive.

Advisers will visit your class to discuss the requirements, but we encourage you to come and see us at a drop-in session as early as possible so that we can advise you individually.

Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies

When you complete your pre-sessional study and pay your tuition fee deposit, you will receive a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) for you to use with your second visa application. You will be able to access your CAS from your UWE Welcome website. Please regularly check your Welcome website throughout your pre-sessional English course for important messages regarding your CAS.

What you need to do

  1. Step 1

    There is no need to wait to receive your CAS before you start gathering the required documentation needed for your second visa application.

  2. Step 2

    Make sure you familiarise yourself with the eligibility criteria and process for applying for a visa before you start your application.

  3. Step 3

    For all immigration enquiries, contact our Immigration Advisers who will be happy to support as needed.