The Graduate Visa Route (GVR) was launched on 1 July 2021 and is a visa available to international students:
- who have successfully completed a degree at undergraduate level or above at a Higher Education Provider with a track record of compliance; and
- who have a valid Tier 4 or Student visa at the time of application.
It is part of the UK Governments points based immigration system and is a flexible 2 year post study work visa which does not require sponsorship from an employer or endorsement from the University.
PhD graduates will be granted a 3 year visa. You will be able to undertake or look for work at any salary or skill level and can even be self employed.
Ulster students can only apply after the University confirms successful course completions to the Home Office. Students will only be reported after Examination Board marks and decisions have been published.
All students who have met the criteria and have successfully completed their course of study will be reported to UKVI. You will be notified once this report has been made. You will then be able to make your GVR application. Unfortunately, as the GVR is a non-sponsored visa route we are not permitted to provide immigration advice on this route.