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Do I qualify for the Graduate route visa?

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The key requirement to be eligible for the Graduate Route visa is that you successfully complete a relevant course in the UK. The relevant course must be either:

  • an undergraduate degree
  • a Masters degree
  • a PhD degree or other doctoral qualification

Or one of the qualifications listed in paragraph GR 5.2 of Appendix Graduate of the immigration rules:

  • a law conversion course validated by the Joint Academic Stage Board in England and Wales
  • the Legal Practice Course in England and Wales, the Solicitors Course in Northern Ireland, or a Diploma in Professional Legal Practice in Scotland
  • the Bar Practice Course in England and Wales, or the Bar Course in Northern Ireland
  • a foundation programme in Medicine or Dentistry
  • a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
  • a professional course requiring study at UK bachelor’s degree level or above in a profession with reserved activities that is regulated by UK law or UK public authority.

Your current Tier 4 or Student Route visa must be valid when the Graduate route goes live on 1 July 2021. You must complete and submit a Graduate route visa application form before your current visa expires.

For more information, please visit the International Student Support (ISS) website. Alternatively, submit a Compass enquiry and an ISS Adviser will help you.

Published: 19 May 2021