Working in the UK for foreign students

During your studies

We welcome LUMS international students to the UK and understand that alongside an excellent academic experience you may wish to undertake a placement, internship or gain some work experience. Before you consider this you will need to know your rights, duties and responsibilities.

It is important that you access good, quality advice from specialist immigration advisers. Your first point of contact for visa and immigration queries while you are a LUMS student is via our international student advisory service, located in the Base, Alexandra Square.  

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) is the UK’s national advisory body serving the interests of international students and those who work with them. Their website provides answers to frequently asked questions and useful downloadable information sheets on living, immigration and finance support in the UK.

After your studies

LUMS international students come from all over the world and have equally diverse career aspirations. With the recent changes to the UK visa and immigration rules it is important that you know your rights, duties and responsibilities. This will require you to plan ahead so that you are well positioned when applying for jobs within an increasingly competitive UK jobs market.

It is important that you access good, quality advice from specialist immigration advisers. Your first point of contact for visa and immigration advice is via our international student advisory service, located in the Base, Alexandra Square.

The UKCISA website provides a useful section on working in the UK after your studies, including the Tier 2 (Employer-sponsored visa), Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) and Tier 5 (Government Authorised Exchange visa for short term career-related experience in the UK) routes introduced by the UK Government.

For the latest information and other current visas for the UK, please visit the UK Border Agency (UKBA) website.

Connecting with LUMS alumni

Over the years, it is evident that LUMS alumni achieve career success. With a positive attitude, clearly defined multi-strategy career campaign, you too have the potential to succeed. Browse and reflect upon some of our alumni profiles and testimonials to get an insight into some of the challenges, experiences and global career destinations of your predecessors. This may help to inform, shape and influence your career choice and future plans.