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Here’s some information that may be useful before you arrive in September:


Please read the checklist carefully to make sure you are fully prepared for September.

If you are a late applicant, don’t worry – you will still have time to prepare.

For assistance, please email us.

Student Group When Action
All Students April Join the Trinity Laban Student Union Fresher’s 2024 Facebook Page and begin meeting your fellow students! This page is managed by the SU. If you have specific queries about your studies, please email
All Students May Research accommodation options
All Students May Investigate financial support options including Student Finance application information (now open for UK full-time undergraduate loans).  Please see this link for Student Finance codes. US students should consider whether they are taking out US Federal Loans to fund their studies (subject to eligibility).  Please note that we are currently unable to process veteran loan funding.
International Students June Read this link and consider your application for a Student visa
All Students As soon as possible Complete our support questionnaire
All Students Before enrolment (Aug) Send evidence of your qualifications (incl. English language qualification (IELTS) for students who do not speak English as a first language) AND proof of identity (Passport) to Admissions.
MMus Students Before enrolment (Sep) Complete the Postgraduate elective survey – please email for access to this.
All Students Before enrolment (Sep) Make your tuition fee payment (using the invoice sent in August)
Musical Theatre students Before enrolment (Sep) Check the Musical Theatre kit list
Dance students (Undergraduate) Before enrolment (Sep) Check the Dance kit list
International Students Before enrolment (Sep) You will not be able to open an online bank account until you are enrolled with us, so please make sure to tell your bank you will be studying in the UK, check withdrawal fees, ask how to transfer money and organise online banking.
All Students Before enrolment (Sep) Get health insurance – this is vital for international students on programmes that are shorter than six months, and optional for all other students.
All Students Before enrolment (Sep) Plan your budget
All Students Before enrolment (Sep) Get a meningitis vaccine (if you have not already had one) new university students are at high risk of infection as you are likely to mix with lots of new people.
All Students August Complete the online registration process, which will be available to you during the week of the 12th August. You will receive information regarding your new Trinity Laban IT account in prior to this. You will be invited to complete online enrolment and upload a photo for your resource card, which you can collect in person upon arrival. Once you have your IT account, you can access Moodle (your virtual online learning environment) and your timetable.

Welcome Week

This will run from Monday 9 September to Friday 13 September 2024. Further information can be found here

You will receive further information about Welcome Week via email. If not, please email admissions.

English Language

If your offer has a condition to meet English language proficiency, you will have to provide evidence of your English ability before your enrolment. If you require a Student visa to study in the UK, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires Trinity Laban to obtain evidence of your English language ability before we can sponsor your visa application. Please ensure you leave yourself enough time to obtain the required qualification. Most students prove this by sending an IELTS certificate or another acceptable language qualification, although there are some other ways to meet the requirements. Please see the detailed information on English language requirements here

Guidance for International Students

You might wish to look at the UKCISA website for up-to-date information relating to studying in the UK.

Health insurance

If you need medical treatment, you may be able to apply for financial help with NHS costs on the low income scheme.

We advise that you have a health insurance plan, so that you can receive the necessary treatment without financial worry if you get injured.

Dance and Musical Theatre students that take out a health cash plan with BHSF, you can apply for the BHSF Dancer Benevolent Fund in the event of injury.

Music students should read about the Emerging Musicians Health Scheme.

International students

If your programme is shorter than six months, you do not qualify for free treatment from the National Health Service (NHS) so we advise that you take out health/medical insurance.

If your programme is longer than six months, you are eligible for free health treatment. However, you will need to pay an immigration health charge of as part of your visa application.

Some follow up emergency treatment may not be free, so you might want to take out health/medical insurance to cover you in the event that you need this.

Medical insurance would cover you for things such as:

  • Repatriation
  • Loss of fees if you are unable to complete your programme due to illness
  • Cost of returning home if you fall ill
  • Cost of a relative visiting if you fall ill

A good policy will also give you the option of private treatment for any illness or injury, such as physiotherapy for repetitive strain injury. NHS waiting lists can be long and you don’t want it to affect your career/studies. Most insurers will combine medical and travel insurance.

European Health Insurance Plan

If you’re a student from an EEA country or Switzerland, and began a course of study in England before 31 December 2020, you may continue to use your EHIC or PRC, if you have one, to access free NHS healthcare that becomes medically necessary during your visit, until the end of your course. If your course extends beyond 30 June 2021, you will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

If you come to the UK to study from 1 January 2021, you’ll need to pay the immigration health surcharge as part of your student visa application if your course lasts for more than 6 months.

If you’re from an EU country, you may be entitled to a full or partial refund of your immigration health surcharge payment, if you’re a full-time student in higher education and have an EHIC issued by an EU country.

For more information please see the NHS website.


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