Working in the UK after your studies
International Students' Employability Week
From 27 November to 1 December the Careers Service is holding International Students' Employability Week. There will be several talks, including one about the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur (GE) visa and one about the Tier 4 Doctorate Extension Scheme (DES) visa. See their website for more information and to book your place!
We can advise about and support applications for Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur (GE) visa and Tier 4 Doctorate Extension Scheme (DES) visa
Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur (GE) visa
Please see Tier 1 GE information (PDF, 221kB) for details.
Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur (GE) is a UKVI initiative under which the University of Bristol can endorse a limited number of entrepreneurs. It is designed to encourage students who have genuine and credible viable business ideas and entrepreneurial skills to remain in the UK and establish their businesses in the UK. It is a one year visa, with the possibility of extending for a further year subject to progress.
Tier 4 Doctorate Extension Scheme (DES) visa
Please see Tier 4 Doctorate Extension Scheme (DES) information for details.
The Tier 4 Doctorate Extension Scheme (DES) gives students who have almost finished their PhD an additional 12 months of Tier 4 immigration permission to remain in the UK to look for work. You must have a current Tier 4 student visa to participate in the scheme, and you can only apply from inside the UK. You must also obtain a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) from the University of Bristol.
If your PhD has already been awarded at the Examinations Board, you will not be eligible to apply for the Doctorate Extension Scheme.
The Careers Service offers help and advice about working in the UK. We recommend that you start planning early if you wish to work in the UK after your studies.