The United Kingdom (UK) is home to some of the world’s oldest universities and colleges having their roots in the 12th and 13th centuries. Coming from such strong legacy, education in the UK has become a benchmark for other countries.

The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) is an independent body in the UK that regularly assesses the education standards of all universities and colleges in the country. Besides checking their performances through audits and subject reviews, it and helps identify the best education practices and sends feedback for improvisation.To manage your everyday living expenses along with your studies, you can work part-time for up to 20 hours a week during term time. You can even work full-time during your semester break. This will help you pay for your bills as well as gain industry experience in your own field of study as well.

What is The Graduate Route?

From 1 July 2021, international students who have successfully completed an undergraduate or master’s degree will be able to benefit from two years’ work experience in the UK upon graduation, through the new Graduate Route . Students who complete their PhD will be able to stay for three years.

Let we understand the Graduate Route in easy way:

Do I need a job offer?

No. You don’t have to have been offered a job in the UK to apply to the Graduate Route.

What work can I do?

There’s no restriction on the kind of work you can do and no minimum salary level. You can spend as long as you like looking for work and you’re able to leave or switch jobs without any effect on your visa.

How many people can access the Graduate Route?

There will be no cap on the number of people who can benefit from the Graduate Route.

What will happen when when my Graduate Route Visa expires?

At the end of the two-year period you will need to leave the UK or apply for a different visa, such as a Tier 2 General work visa. 

The Tier 2 visa does require you to have an employment offer with a minimum skill and salary level, but your time on the Graduate Route should make it much easier to work towards this.

You won’t be able to apply for a second Graduate Route visa if you aren’t eligible for a Tier 2 visa.

Do I need to make a new application for the Graduate Route?

Yes. You will need to apply for a separate Graduate Route visa before your student visa expires.

Does my university need to sponsor my application?

No. You will not need any sponsorship to apply for the Graduate Route.

Is there be a fee for the Graduate Route visa?

Yes. You will need to pay a separate visa fee to access the Graduate Route. You will also need to pay another Immigration Health Surcharge to cover each additional year you spend in the UK

Is the Graduate Route affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak?

You will normally need to have studied your degree in the UK in order to apply to the Graduate Route. However, due to COVID-19, the UK government is temporarily allowing students who are studying remotely (from outside the UK) to apply to the Graduate Route when their course finishes. In order to do so you’ll need to have arrived in the UK before:

  • 27 September 2021, if your course began in the 2020-21 academic year
  • 6 April 2022, if your course begins in the 2021-22 academic year

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