Problems for Chinese students submitting applications to ATAS

24 February 2017

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office have sent us the following message for students applying for ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Service) from China:

Chinese students should be aware that the ATAS team has started to notice a lot of ‘undeliverable’ messages from various different Chinese email servers since mid-February, specifically: 126.com, 163.com, sina.cn, and qq.com.  We should be grateful if students using these email providers would let us know if they are aware that a decision on an ATAS application submitted on or before 15 January 2017 is still outstanding.  Students should also consider using Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail or similar commercial email providers, if possible.

For more information on ATAS go to the gov.uk website


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