Research Student Letters, Student Cards, and Enquiries

Student ID / Library Cards

Full-time students will be issued with their University ID / Library card when they complete registration.

Students who are based away from Leicester can request their card by emailing the Doctoral College Office at

Issue of a card is dependent upon a photo being provided and this should be uploaded during the online registration process.

Requests for Letters

The Doctoral College Office can produce standard letters including:

  • a letter of registration to show registration status for the current academic year
  • a bank letter for new international students who need to open a bank account in the UK
  • a confirmation of award letter for students who have been awarded and need to show confirmation of this to an employer

Full-time students should request these in person by visiting the office where a letter will be produced immediately.

Students who are studying away from Leicester should request a letter by email to and this will be printed and posted out.

CAS Requests

International students who are studying with the University on a full-time basis and who need to renew their Tier 4 visa should complete a CAS request form.

If the request is approved, a CAS number will be emailed to the University email account.

Reference Request / Verification of Award

All reference requests should be emailed to the University's references email account.


Queries can be made in person. The Doctoral College Office is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm and can be found on the ground floor of the Fielding Johnson building.

The Doctoral College Office is also pleased to receive queries by email to

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