All Students accepted for the Graduate route will receive 2 years non extendable leave.
During that time they will be able to work or look for work at any skill level but wont be able to access public funds and settlement rights will not be accrued. There will be a fee for this route, which will set out in due course. In addition, applications on this route will need to pay the immigration Health Surcharge. Graduates will be able to switch into skilled work if they find a job which meets the requirement of the skilled work route.
This is available for students who have completed study at UG level(RGF 6) or above, at a Higher Education Provider with a track record of compliance, and who have a valid Tier 4 visa at the time of application.
The new route will be launched in the summer of 2021.