The UK has announced a 2-year graduate immigration route to allow international students to work or search for work at any skill level after they graduate from an undergraduate course or higher at a UK university.
Earlier, international students were permitted to stay in the country for only four to six months after completing their studies. However, under the new immigration policy international students will be allowed to stay in the country for up to 2 years after graduating starting from Summer 2021. The post-study work visa (PSW Visa) will enable eligible students to work or job hunt at any skill level, and they will be able to switch to the skilled work route if they find a job which meets its requirements.
Learn more about the PSW visa to study undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the UK below. If you need help applying to study in the UK, book a free consultation with SI-UK today.
Terms and Conditions of Post Study Work Visa
- The new work visa in the UK will be applicable for 2020/21 intake students at undergraduate or above level of study
- Tier 4 visa is mandatory at the point the route is introduced
- Students who have completed their undergraduate degree must have a “proven track record” in upholding immigration checks
Benefits of Post Study Visa in the UK
The new post-study work visa in the UK will be a turning point for students and help them shape their career effectively and efficiently. With its implementation for the 2020 intake, studying and working in the UK after the introduction of this new study visa in the UK will be highly rewarding, benefitting UK universities and students across the globe.