The UK government has announced a proposal to create a new route to allow students to stay in the UK to work after they have completed their degree. This route is not yet confirmed and it must be agreed by parliament before it becomes part of the UK Immigration Rules. The information below is from the Home Office fact sheet about the Graduate Immigration route.
The proposed route is as follows (subject to change):
- International students who complete an undergraduate degree or higher at Queen Mary with Tier 4 immigration permission at the time of application will be eligible.
- Those graduating in Summer 2021 or later can apply under the route, those graduating before Summer 2021 will not be eligible.
- The graduate route will allow students to stay for up to two years to work at any skill level, or to look for work.
- There will be a visa application fee and students will have to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge for the additional time.