Using our services

Requesting a letter

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

Types of letter

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.

Certificate of Employability

All sponsored students on Student/Tier 4 visas can obtain a Certificate of Employability. You are now able to download a Certificate of Employability from the My Uni Documents section of MyStudentRecord, provided you have fully completed registration.

More information about working on a Student/Tier 4 visa during your studies can be found on the Student Immigration Advice and Compliance webpages (log-in required). If you have any problems downloading the letter or questions please email visas@le.ac.uk.

Schengen/travel visa letter

If you are a non-EU student travelling in Europe you can request a Schengen/travel visa letter.

Undergraduate students

You can request a Schengen/travel visa letter. Please specify your travel destination. If you are planning on visiting France, Italy or Spain the letter may take up to ten working days to produce.

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

Postgraduate taught students

You can request a Schengen/travel visa letter, however your School will need to approve any absences from your course. Please specify your travel destination. If you are planning on visiting France, Italy or Spain the letter may take up to ten working days to produce.

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

Postgraduate research students

You will need to download a Certificate of Registration from the My Uni Documents section of MyStudentRecord. You will also need to request an additional letter for your School that confirms you have approved leave from your course.

Distance Learning undergraduate and postgraduate students

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.

Fees letter

This letter lists your paid/outstanding fees.

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

Graduation invite letter

A graduation invite letter can be used to show a student is due to graduate from the University of Leicester, and can be used to:

  • submit to an employer for annual leave
  • submit as part of a visa application for the student
  • submit as part of a visa application for the student’s guests

More information about this letter can be found on the Visa information webpages. To request this letter please email graduation@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

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

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