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Graduate route (Post study work)

The Graduate Route launched on 1 July 2021. It allows students who have completed a Bachelor's or Master's degree to stay for up to two years to work at any skill level, or to look for work. Those who have completed a PhD will be granted permission for 3 years. 

You must have Tier 4 or Student immigration permission at the time of application in order to be eligible. You can only apply from inside the UK. You will need to undergo identity, security and criminality checks. 

For further information about when to apply for the Graduate Route you can listen to our podcast 'When to apply for the Graduate Route'

Please read our detailed guidance in the sections below to help you understand the eligibility criteria and how and when to apply. 

If after reading our guidance you need individual advice you can:

The Immigration Compliance Team at Queen Mary deal with the adminstrative side of reporting successful completion to UKVI. If you have any questions about how this works, you can contact them on: 

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