Requesting a Letter

In light of the current challenges due to Covid-19 please be aware the University of Leicester is running a reduced service and staff will be working away from campus until further notice.  If you have any queries please contact us at the email address listed below.  We will still be responding to emails during normal office hours (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm) however phone calls will not be monitored and the office will not be staffed. 

The latest guidance about the University's response to the Coronavirus can be found on our website (https://le.ac.uk/coronavirus).  This is updated regularly.  We recommend you check this, including the FAQ sections.

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

You can email requests to us by using the links in the table below:

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

To request this letter 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.

To request this letter 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).

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 Charles Wilson Building (campus map).

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