Advice for UWE Bristol's International College students

Visas for continuing students

  • If you're joining us from UWE Bristol's International College (UWEBIC), you’ll need to apply for a new visa.
  • Make your application as soon as you've completed your pathway course – you won't be able to start your new course at UWE Bristol until you have.
  • It is important to check the application requirements carefully – some have strict deadlines. For example, if the gap between your current visa expiry and the start of your main course at UWE Bristol is longer than 28 days, you must make your visa application in your home country.
  • You can contact the Immigration Advice Service directly for further advice at

Applying for a new visa

You don't need to wait to receive a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) for your main award before you start to prepare your documents for your visa application.

Read our advice on applying for a student visa inside the UK.

Got a question? Please contact our friendly team at

Preparing for your UWE Bristol Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS)

Ensure you are aware of the applicant deadlines for your course, such as deposit payment, providing financial documents and latest course start date.

Engage with the UWE Welcome website and Enrol CAS portal to keep up to date with important updates and information – make sure your contact details are up to date on the UWE Welcome website.