Central Joins Visa Pilot Scheme

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Central is delighted to announce that it has been selected as the only small, specialist institution to take part in a Home Office visa pilot scheme which aims to streamline the process for international master’s students wishing to study in the UK.

The scheme, which is being trialled at 23 top UK universities, provides greater support for students who wish to switch to a work visa and take up a graduate role, by allowing them to remain in the UK for 6 months after they have finished their course.

Universities taking part are given responsibility for eligibility checks, meaning that students can submit fewer documents than required in the current process alongside their visa applications.

The pilot will apply to students starting a master’s course in 2018 that lasts up to 13 months in duration. The universities were selected due to their visa refusal rates being consistently the lowest in their area or region and includes:

  • University of Bristol
  • Cardiff University
  • The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
  • Durham University
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Essex
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Glasgow
  • Goldsmiths University of London
  • Harper Adams University
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Manchester
  • Newcastle University
  • University of Nottingham
  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • University of Reading
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Wales Trinity St. David (Swansea Campus)
  • University of Warwick
  • University of York

For further information, visit the Home Office website.

The scheme provides greater support for students who wish to switch to a work visa and take up a graduate role, by allowing them to remain in the UK for 6 months after they have finished their course.


ANY QUESTIONS? 

Contact our Admissions team for any visa or application-related questions.