The UK Government has committed to introducing a new Graduate immigration route for international students in the summer of 2021. Key features of the route are as follows:
The route will be available to international students who have a valid Tier 4 or Student visa at the time of application and have successfully completed a degree at undergraduate level or above at a Higher Education Provider with a track record of compliance (the University of Gloucestershire is such a provider).
Successful applicants will be able to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for a maximum period of two years (three years for PhD graduates). Graduates will be able to switch into skilled work once they have found a suitable job.
The route will launch in the summer of 2021, meaning that any eligible student who graduates in the summer of 2021 or after will be eligible to apply. This includes students who have already started their courses, even if, due to Covid-19, they have needed to undertake some of their learning remotely.
The route will require a new application and payment of both an application fee and the health surcharge. The exact fee will be confirmed by the Government in due course.
We will update this page with more information as it becomes available.