Graduate Immigration Route
The Government announced last year that they are introducing a new two-year Graduate Immigration Route from the summer of 2021 onwards which will allow students to work for two years in the UK once they have graduated. This means that international students starting with us in 2020 will benefit from the new scheme.
Prospective Tier 4 City students who successfully complete their degree course in the summer of 2021 or after, and hold a valid Tier 4 visa when they apply are eligible.
Successful applicants will be able to work, or look for work in any sector, at any level and will be able to switch into skilled work once they find a suitable job and meet the requirements.
Both an immigration application fee and the Immigration Health Surcharge will be payable, but no sponsorship will be needed from the University.
You can find more information on the Government website Graduate Immigration Route factsheet which provides further details.