Graduate route visa


The Graduate route visa is a post-study work visa available for international students who wish to remain in the UK after their studies. On this visa, you can work in most roles or look for work.


To apply, you will need to:

  • be in the UK on your Student or Tier 4 visa
  • have successfully completed the Bachelor or Masters degree, or PhD your visa was issued for (your results must have been officially released and the qualification approved through an examination board)
  • have your CAS number (if you do not have this, please contact us)
  • apply before your visa expires (if you have applied before your visa expires, you have permission to remain in the UK whilst you are waiting for the results of your visa application and you can work full-time).

After your results are officially released, and you can see you have been awarded with your degree on your Student Portal, the University will automatically report your successful completion direct to the UKVI and you are ready to apply. 

Please note that the University is not able to issue a CAS to cover your resit period, or to await your resit results. This means that failing a module duirng your studies could affect your eligibility for the Graduate Route. Refer to our Resit and your Student visa webpage for more information.


Please see below for details of the eligibility requirements, the application process and conditions of this visa: