What is ATAS Clearance?

ATAS clearance is a background check to ensure that the knowledge gained from these courses does not contribute towards the development of weapons of mass destruction.
 
 
International students who require a visa to study in the UK may need to obtain ATAS clearance to study certain Postgraduate science & engineering courses and integrated Master's courses.
 
 
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Do I need an ATAS certificate? 

 

 

How do I apply for ATAS?

 

 

When should I submit my application?

 

 

When will I receive my ATAS certificate?

 

 

What happens once I get my ATAS certificate? 

 

 
What if my ATAS clearance is refused?

 

 

Changes after you have received your ATAS certificate