Frequently Asked Questions
What is a deposit payment?
All self-funded International students are required to pay a deposit of £4,000 which goes towards your course tuition fees. Your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) statement cannot be progressed until you have paid your deposit (and satisfied any other requirements relating to your application).
You must ensure your deposit payment has cleared in Swansea University’s account by the relevant deadline.
When is the deposit payment deadline?
January 2023 Entry:
The deadline to pay the deposit of £4,000 is 18th Nov 2022 by 5pm UK time. This means that the funds should have CLEARED in the University’s account by this deadline.
It is your responsibility to work with us to ensure that your CAS is issued in good time for you to apply for your Visa.
We strongly recommend you make your deposit payment as soon as possible – any unnecessary delays in deposit payment may cause further delays in obtaining your CAS and Student Visa.
How do I pay my deposit?
If you applied using Swansea University's Apply System:
- Log into the Apply System
- Under Current Applications, locate the course you have applied for and select the CAS checklist to the right of the course name
- Under the checklist on the left-hand side, select Make Payment
- Select your payment option and follow the on-screen instructions
If you applied via UCAS, please use this Direct Link to make your deposit payment.
I have already paid my deposit, when will I receive my CAS?
Once we have received the required and correct documentation uploaded to your CAS Shield account, and you have satisfied any necessary credibility checks, your CAS will be processed within 10 working days.
You should have already received an invitation to CAS Shield, an online self-service system that enables you to provide all the necessary information to receive your CAS.
The information required will depend on your personal circumstances. Do not email documents to us as this will cause delays. All information regarding your CAS should be uploaded to the CAS Shield system.
If you have queries about your CAS, please use the messaging functionality within CAS Shield as this will allow us to deal with your queries more quickly. · More information can be found on our CAS webpages.
Where can I get information about making my visa application?
The University has comprehensive immigration guidance and support available for students on our Visas and Immigration pages.
My deposit has not cleared by the deadline – what happens next?
Unfortunately, if your deposit has not cleared in the University’s account by the deadline, it will not be possible for you to start your course in January 2023. If you do not wish to defer your place to the next available intake, you will be eligible for a refund of your deposit payment.
I am a sponsored student – what should I do?
If you have received sponsorship to cover your tuition fees and have been awarded a full scholarship from an external source approved by Swansea University, you will need to provide a financial guarantee letter from your sponsor. Fully sponsored students do not need to pay a deposit.