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ATAS Academic Technology Approval Scheme Check Certificate Status

Name of the Organization : Foreign Common Health Office
Type of Facility : ATAS Academic Technology Approval Scheme Certificate Status
Country : United Kingdom
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ATAS Certificate Status

The Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) requires all international students subject to existing UK immigration permissions,Apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate in order to study certain subjects in the UK.

Check Status

Please do not complete an application without referring to the guidance available at below link
Failure to follow the guidance may delay your application

To check if you need an ATAS certificate you will need to know the JACS code that applies to your course. Your Higher Education Institute (HEI) will either include this on your official offer letter or will be able to confirm it for you separately.


1. Select JACS code [ This should be the first two characters of your full JACS code – a single letter followed by a number.]
2. Select What type of study are you undertaking? [Research/Taught]
3. Select What is your country of nationality
4. Click on check button

New students :
** If you’re a new student and need an ATAS certificate, you will need to get this certificate before applying for a visa.
** You can apply for an ATAS certificate up to 9 months before the starting date of your course. Early applications are strongly advised.

Already in the UK on a student visa :
** If you’re already in the UK on a student visa you will need an ATAS certificate that accurately reflects the HEI you are attending, and the course and modules you are studying.

How long applications take :
** It will take at least 20 working days (4 complete weeks) for your ATAS application to be processed.
** Processing times will increase between the months of April and September and can take 30 or more working days to complete.

What you need to apply :
To apply online you will need both :
** your conditional offer letter from your Higher Education Institution (HEI)
** information about your programme of study/research including the relevant JACS code

You will also need to provide information on  :
** previous studies
** previous and current employment (if applicable)
** all published papers
** optional modules you anticipate taking in a taught Masters (if applicable)
** your area of research and a description (for research degrees)
** full names and contact details of 2 referees
** how you will be funding your studies

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  1. can we check our application status in terms of how much work has been done on it by the ATAS team? Thanks

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