Graduate Route open from 1 July 2021

This is a new visa route for international students who have completed an eligible course and provides a further 2 years (bachelors degree level of above) or 3 years for those awarded a DPhil to take full time employment at any skills level, including self employment and voluntary work in the UK.

  • ·Applications must be made within the UK from individuals holding a Student/Tier 4 visa
  • The University must have notified the Home Office that they have completed their studies
  • Tier 4 (Doctorate Extension Scheme) visa holders will not be eligible
  • The Tier 4 (DES) route will close inline with the Graduate visa being launched
  • Family members who already hold a dependant visa will be able to remain in the UK, but it will not be possible  to have new dependants join the main applicant in the UK (apart from children born in the UK)
  • The route does not lead to settlement
  • Switching from a Graduate visa  into Skilled Worker visa will be permitted

FAQs can be found on the student webpage



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