The sections below will help you make your Tier 4 (General) visa application outside of the UK. Prepare your application Make sure you are fully prepared to make a successful Tier 4 (General) Student visa application. When will I receive my CAS? Click here for information on when you should expect to receive your CAS The application Some useful guidance and tips when completing the Tier 4 (General) Student visa application. Registration at the University When you arrive at the University of Strathclyde you will be required complete your registration.