Working in the UK after your studies

We can currently advise about all post-study work visa options, up to the point of job offer, and additionally can support applications for the Tier 4 Doctorate Extension Scheme (DES) visa.  Please note that it is likely that the Tier 4 Doctorate Extension Scheme (DES) will no longer run from some time in 2021 (we do not know the specific date yet, it has been discussed that it may be summer 2021 when the new post study graduate route will come into force).  A new immigration system will come into effect and it is not yet clear what provision may replace the Tier 4 (DES) route between January 2021 and summer 2021. You can read the immigration policy update here

In September 2019 the UK government announced plans to reintroduce a general post-study work visa. These plans have not been finalised yet, but there is some information available on this Home Office webpage as well as on the UKCISA Working after Studies webpage. It is anticipated that this immigration route will be launched in the summer 2021. We will update our website with more information when it becomes available. 

Careers service

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.  

Engage early 
Finding a job in the UK 
Please also see their presentation 'Get a graduate job in the UK - your visa options



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