Requesting a Letter

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DON'T FORGET:  You can now download some of the letters listed below yourself through your My Student Record.  Find this in the 'My Uni Documents' tab when you log into your My Student Record.  Provided you have fully completed registration you will be able to download letters for which you are eligible.

The University can provide you with a range of letters that you may need during your studies to confirm your student status.

Letter Description
Certificate of registration

This confirms your status as a student for the current academic year, and can be used for:

  • Inviting visitors to the UK
  • Police registration for overseas students
  • Council Tax exemption

You are now able to download a Certificate of Registration from the My Uni Documents section of MyStudentRecord, provided you have fully completed registration.

If you are a Distance Learning student studying on a undergraduate or postgraduate taught course please contact dlstudy@leicester.ac.uk to request a letter.

If you have any problems downloading the letter or questions please email studentservices@le.ac.uk.

Bank letter

Providing we have a record of both your 'term-time' and 'home' address we can produce a letter that will allow you to open a UK bank account. Please specify which bank you wish to open an account with.

You are now able to download a Bank letter from the My Uni Documents section of MyStudentRecord, provided you have fully completed registration.

If you are a Distance Learning student studying on a undergraduate or postgraduate taught course please contact dlstudy@leicester.ac.uk to request a letter.

If you have any problems downloading the letter or questions please email studentservices@le.ac.uk.

Schengen visa letter

If you are a non-EU student travelling in Europe you can request a Schengen visa letter. Please specify your travel destination. (If you are planning on visiting France, Italy or Spain the letter may take up to five working days to produce).

If you are a Distance Learning student studying on a undergraduate or postgraduate taught course please contact dlstudy@leicester.ac.uk to request a letter.

To request this letter please email studentservices@le.ac.uk.

Fees letter

This letter lists your paid/outstanding fees.

To request this letter please email feesandincome@le.ac.uk.

Award letter

Once you have successfully completed your course we can produce a letter that verifies your qualification. This letter can be used for:

  • Proof of qualification for employers
  • Proof of qualification for admission into further courses of study or professional bodies
  • By Chinese students returning home with a UK qualification

To request this letter please email studentservices@le.ac.uk.

CAS number

If you are an international full-time student with a student visa that will expire before your course finishes then you may be eligible to apply for a CAS number. This will enable you to apply to the Home Office to renew your visa.

Please note that you should submit your application for a CAS number no later than one month before your visa expires.

For more information, please visit these pages of our website:

To request this letter please email visas@le.ac.uk.

If the letter you need is not listed here, please email us at studentservices@le.ac.uk or visit the Student Services Centre in the Percy Gee (second floor) Building (campus map).

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