Student Immigration Service

A Guide to the Graduate Route

The Graduate Route is a post-study work visa that will allow you to stay in the UK to work or look for work for 2 years after your degree has been awarded, or 3 years, if you have been awarded a Doctoral qualification.


Fee increase for the Graduate Route 

From 4 October 2023, the application fee for the Graduate Route will increase to £822. An increase to the Immigration Health Surcharge fee is also expected at some point in the autumn. We will update this page when we have further information. 

The Application

Qualifying for the Graduate Route (eligibility criteria)

Conditions of the Graduate Route 

What you need to know

Frequently asked questions

Further information

UKCISA guidance on the Graduate Route