Post-study work

Post Study Work - Graduate Route

The Graduate Visa (post study work visa) opened to eligible applicants on 1 July 2021.

If you are interested in applying for this visa, please refer to the Home Office Graduate Visa guidance for further information on eligibility and full costs.

You must have successfully completed your degree programme and have received confirmation of your award from the University before you apply. To be eligible you must also hold a valid Student Visa (previously known as Tier 4) and you must be here in the UK when you submit the application. It is very important that you successfully complete your programme on time. Students who are required to repeat study may not be eligible.   

Please refer to the detailed guidance on the UKCISA - graduate route pages before submitting and paying for an application.

You do not have to confirm your intention to apply to the University, and the University does not act as your visa sponsor under the graduate route. We are therefore unable to influence the outcome of applications submitted or provide updates.

If you have any questions regarding the content above or would like to receive our Graduate Visa FAQs, please contact the Student Immigration Team at quoting your student ID number.

Scotland's Migration Service

Scotland’s Migration Service is here to help people settle in Scotland. It offers its services to international students in their final year at a Scottish university or college who would like to stay in Scotland after graduating. Go to Scotland's Migration Service website for more information.