The Graduate Route is an unsponsored, post-study work visa.
This is a 2-year visa and you cannot extend it.
If you are successful you will receive a 2-year visa if you have completed a Bachelors or Masters degree, or a 3-year visa if you have completed a PhD.
This scheme doesn’t lead to settlement.
To be eligible for this visa:
- you must be in the UK
- your current visa is a Student visa or Tier 4 (General) student visa
- you studied a UK bachelor’s degree, postgraduate degree or other eligible courses for a minimum period of time with your Student visa or Tier 4 (General) student visa
- your education provider (such as your university or college) has told the Home Office you’ve successfully completed your course. Note that you do not have to have graduated to apply.
- The education provider for your course must be a licensed sponsor with a ‘track record of compliance’.
You must apply before your Student visa or Tier 4 (General) student visa expires.
You can include your family members that were dependants on your Tier 4 (General) or Student visa on your application. If they were not your dependant on your Tier 4 (General) or Student visa, you cannot add them on your Graduate Scheme visa application.
Note that not all degrees obtained in the UK are eligible for the Graduate Scheme Visa. For more information on the Graduate Scheme visa, please contact email@example.com for further information.