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 Doctorate Extension Scheme (DES) visa.  Please note that the Doctorate Extension Scheme (DES) will no longer run from 1 July 2021.

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. This immigration route will be launched for applications from 09.00 on 1 July 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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