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Post-study work visas for international students

Wed 25 September 2019

Trinity Laban welcomes news that the UK Government will reintroduce post-study work visas for international students

The Department of Education has announced that, from 2021, post-study work visas will be available to all international students who have successfully completed a course at undergraduate level or above at a UK Higher Education Institution, allowing them to work in the UK for two years after graduation.

Under the new policy, the visa will have no cap on numbers and will allow graduates to apply for jobs at any level regardless of subject of study, increasing their chances of finding long-term employment after studying.

Professor Anthony Bowne, Trinity Laban’s Principal, commented –

“As London’s Creative Conservatoire, Trinity Laban thrives on being an open, global community and we are delighted that this new measure will allow talented international students to spend more time in the UK to gain further skills and experience, enabling them to pursue sustainable careers that impact our performing arts industry.”

Alistair Jarvis, Chief Executive of Universities UK also welcomed the news, “The introduction of a two-year post-study work visa is something Universities UK has long campaigned for and we strongly welcome this policy change. Not only will a wide range of employers now benefit from access to talented graduates from around the world, but these students hold lifelong links with the UK.”

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If you are from overseas and thinking of applying to study at Trinity Laban starting in 2020, you can find useful information on the international section of our website: