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A combined offer for your degree course and Pre-sessional English (PSE) programme may simplify the visa application process.

We may be able to arrange for you to receive a single combined Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). If so, you will only need to make one Tier 4 visa application to cover the full duration of your PSE programme and your degree course at Reading.

Are you eligible?

To be eligible for a combined CAS, your degree course must start within one month of the end of your PSE programme. You must also have:

  • received an offer to study on one of the following Pre-sessional English study blocks: PSE4 or PSE6
  • received and accepted an offer for degree course at the University of Reading
  • paid the £500 deposit for the PSE programme and, if you hold an offer for a master's course which requires a deposit, you have also made this payment
  • fulfilled all of the academic conditions attached to your degree offer
  • already met the English language requirement attached to your degree offer or you've met the minimum requirements for a combined CAS as per University requirements. Please contact the Admissions team to check if you are eligible. 

Apply now

Find out how you can apply for our Pre-sessional English programmes