Research degree Student visa extension

Step 1

You will need to contact the Research Degrees Team ( and work with your supervisor to establish your new programme end date and make sure it is up-to-date on your Student Information page.

Step 2

Make sure you have the correct documents for your visa application. It is extremely important that you check the financial requirements carefully and give yourself plenty of time to get these ready and renew your ATAS Certificate if this is a requirement of your programme.

Step 3

Fill in the visa information form and email it to the International Student Advice Team ( along with:

  • your passport photo page
  • your current and previous visas
  • your financial evidence if required.

Please note that if you have an outstanding debt to the university for tuition or accommodation fees, you will not be issued a CAS until they are fully paid.

Step 4

Providing the documents in Step 3 meet the UKVI requirements, the International Student Compliance Team should email your CAS within 5 working days.