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Applications Open - Graduate Route Visa

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Published on 01 July 2021

Graduates with mortarboards
Graduates with mortarboards

Today the Home Office formally opened the new Graduate Route visa, allowing visa national students to explore work opportunities in the UK after they have successfully completed their studies. Applications can now be made online.   

Before you apply: 

  • Please carefully read and familiarise yourself with the Graduate Route eligibility criteria.

  • You must have received official confirmation of your final award before you complete and submit the online Graduate Route visa application. You will receive an email from the University of Sunderland’s Student Administration team confirming when your final award has been reported to the Home Office.  This is when you can begin your Graduate Route visa application. 

For more information, you can visit the Home Office website and the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website. 

If you have any questions on your immigration status or in regard to the Graduate Route visa, please submit an enquiry via Compass 

Please note all Graduate Route visa guidance is subject to change without announcement or notification from the Home Office.