PhD students: DES or Graduate Route?
The Graduate Route is due to be launched on 1 July 2021. The Doctorate Extension Scheme (DES) visa will be discontinued once the Graduate Route visa has been launched. If you are due to finish your PhD at Queen Mary in the next few months, whether you will be eligible for the DES or the Graduate Route will depend on your Student immigration permission validity and the timings of your PhD.
For more information please see our latest QMUL International Advice blog post.