Pre-CAS interviews

Who requires a Pre-CAS interview?

Students from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nigeria are required to take part in a Pre-CAS interview before they receive their Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies.

What is a Pre-CAS interview?

As a university it is important that we support our students and help them throughout the Visa and Immigration process.

A Pre-CAS interview is part of the requirement that the university have a track record of compliance with UK Visa and Immigration to retain its Student Sponsor licence. This Pre-CAS interview asks students to answer credibility style questions.

A Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) will only be issued if the Pre-CAS interview is complete and successful.

About the interview

  • Your interview will last approximately 30-40 minutes
  • This interview is mandatory, and you must attend as per the date and time on your invitation
  • You must have access to a webcam
  • It is very important that you do not have any notes or websites in front of you during the video interview

What will I be asked?

The questions in the interview will ask you about your plans for study, your reason for choosing to study at LJMU, the course, and your finances. Please see an overview below of the areas you may be asked about in your interview and an example of the type of questions you could be asked.

Personal details

You might be asked for your date of birth and passport number.

About your programme

For example, you may be asked about the course length or what modules you will study.

You may also be asked about the teaching on your programme and how you will be assessed. Please see your course page for this information.


For example, how much does your course cost and how you are funding your studies?

About the university

You may be asked what you know about Liverpool John Moores University and why you chose to study here. You may also be asked about which campus you will study on - City Campus or Mount Pleasant Campus

About Liverpool

You may be asked why you want to live in Liverpool and what attracted you to the city?

Your future

For example, what are your plans once your graduate?


You may be asked about your accommodation in Liverpool and how far it is from the university.

Pre-CAS Webinars

The following are several Pre-CAS webinars you can attend to help you prepare for your interview. In these sessions, our International Conversion Assistants will be available to answer any questions you have. Please click on the links to register. 

3 July 2024

Pre-CAS Drop In - July session

12.30pm to 1.30pm (UK time)

7 August 2024

Pre-CAS Drop In - August session

12.30pm to 1.30pm (UK time)