The points-based immigration system: The Graduate immigration route

The UK has a world-leading education sector and welcomes talented and
high potential students to universities, further education and English language
colleges every year.

The Graduate route provides an opportunity for international students who have
been awarded their degree to stay in the UK and work, or look for work, at any skill
level for two years, or three years for doctoral students.

The Graduate route is an unsponsored route, meaning you do not need a job offer
to apply for the route. You will be able to work flexibly, switch jobs and develop your
career in the UK as required

Who is eligible to apply?

The Graduate route is available to international students, who have completed a degree at undergraduate level or above (or one of the limited number of professional qualifications at degree level or above) at a Higher Education Provider with a track record of compliance, and who have a valid Tier 4 or Student visa at the time of application. 

You will need to have completed the entirety of your course in the UK as a student, apart from permitted study abroad programmes or remote study due to COVID-19, for which specific concessions have been agreed. 

The route does not require you to show funds or finance, and you do not need to demonstrate English language ability when applying, as you will have already proved English language ability by successfully completing your degree at a UK university. 

You must have completed the qualification that was named on the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) associated with your Student (or Tier 4) visa, or following a change of course which was allowed without applying for further permission.

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