If you require immigration permission to study in the UK, including on a Student visa, Skilled Worker visa, Spouse, and many other visa categories, you may be required to obtain an ATAS certificate before you can enrol, even if you will only study in the UK for a short time.
This also applies if you are registered as a postgraduate research distance learning student and only visit the UK to meet with your supervisor occasionally.
If you are required to obtain an ATAS certificate to spend time in the UK, please ensure you carry the ATAS certificate and your Visitor visa letter in your hand luggage, to assist UKVI officers at the border.
Our admissions teams will inform you if the programme you will study on requires ATAS clearance, based on the CAH code. Please do not apply for your ATAS certificate until you have received your offer letter from the University, so you can ensure the course title and other details are correct in your ATAS application. If you need an ATAS certificate but have not obtained one, or if any of the details are incorrect, your enrolment may be delayed.
If you hold existing immigration permission in the UK, you may still be required to obtain an ATAS certificate before enrolment to study on applicable courses.
For more information, please read the Government pages about the ATAS requirement.
If you extend your studies, you may also be required to obtain a new valid ATAS certificate. Please check this with Student Services by emailing email@example.com.