International students

After applying for the Graduate visa

How long will it take to get a decision on the visa application?

The Home Office tells us that initially the service standard will be similar to the Student route (8 weeks) but they intend to work towards reducing this.


Can I have a Graduate visa after my Bachelors degree, then another after I have done a Masters degree (or Masters to PhD)?

No, you can only apply for the Graduate Route visa once.


What work can I do on the Graduate visa?

You can undertake any work (apart from as a professional sportsperson) and you can be self-employed or start a business.


Can I study on the Graduate visa?

No, apart from in very limited circumstances (such as ‘supplementary study’).


Working in the UK after graduation  


Visa and Immigration Team

Cherry Tree Lodge
University Park Campus
Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK

+44 (0)115 84 66125