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    The Graduate Immigration Route will allow international students who have completed an eligible UK degree to stay in the UK to work, or look for work, for two years (or three years for those being awarded doctorates), after they have completed their studies in the UK.

    The Graduate Immigration Route will not lead directly to settlement, but graduates on the route will be able switch into other work-based routes which can lead to settlement.  The Graduate Immigration Route will open for new applications from 1 July 2021.

    Requirements of the Graduate Immigration Route

    In order to qualify for permission to stay on the Graduate Immigration Route, you will need to satisfy UK Visas & Immigration that:

    • You have successfully completed a UK degree, or other eligible course;
    • You have studied at a Higher Education Provider which is a student sponsor with a track record of compliance;
    • You have spent a minimum period of time studying in the UK;
    • You are applying from within the UK and have valid leave as a Student or Tier 4 Student at the date of application;
    • You have not previously held permission on the Doctorate Extension Scheme (DES), or the Graduate route;
    • You do not fall for refusal on grounds of suitability.


    Please contact our Immigration team to discuss your eligibility.

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