New UK Graduate Visa for International Students

New post-study visa 

From 1 July 2021 all international students can stay in the UK after their graduation to gain work experience. Students who have successfully completed an undergraduate or master’s degree can stay for 2 years to look for work and start their career. PhD graduates will be able to stay for 3 years.

Graduates can apply for the new post-study visa if they:

  • successfully completed their degree
  • have a valid Student visa
  • are in the UK

Students do not need a job offer or to provide a proof of finance to apply for Graduate visa. Dependents of the students are also eligible for this visa provided they were in the UK for the duration of the study course.

Documents you will need to apply

You will need to provide:

  • Valid passport
  • Your BRP
  • Proof of completion of studies
  • CAS number
Graduate visa
Graduate visa
Application process and fees

All applications are submitted digitally on the UK government website and are processed within 8 weeks during which students must remain in the UK.
Application fee is £700 and the Immigration Health Surcharge is £624 per year payable for the duration of the visa in advance.

Visa fee: £700



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