Academic requirements

Before the RCM can issue a CAS, students must meet the academic conditions of entry for their course. However, it is not necessary to include copies of your qualifications in your visa application. 

Students applying to study courses at degree level or above at a higher education provider (such as the RCM) do not need to provide evidence of the qualifications used to obtain their unconditional offer as part of the visa application. However, as the sponsoring institution, the RCM is required to assess your qualifications and state on the CAS what documents were used to make the offer. 

To enable the RCM to assess your academic qualifications, you must e-mail your certificate or transcipt to the Admissions Team. We will normally expect the certificate or transcript to show clearly:

  • Your name.
  • The title of the award.
  • The date of the award.
  • The name of the awarding institution.

The equivalence of international qualifications is verified using UK ENIC (the UK National Information Centre for global qualifications and skills).


If your certificate(s) or transcript(s) are not in English you must also supply an official translation. 

The official translation must include:

  • confirmation that it is an accurate translation of the original document.
  • the full name and signature of the translator or an official from the translation company
  • the translator or translation company’s contact details.
  • the date of translation


Admissions and general audition enquiries

+44 (0)20 7591 4362

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