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How long can I stay in the UK under the Graduate Route?

Students who complete a course at bachelor’s or master’s level will be able to stay in the UK for 2 years. Doctoral students will be able to stay for 3 years.

This visa cannot be extended but applicants may be able to switch to the Skilled Worker route, or another route, from within the UK, if they are eligible.

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Students section.


Given the fast pace of change, we would stress that this information is designed to be informative, not advisory and represents our understanding of English law and practice as at the date indicated. We would always recommend that you should seek specific guidance on any particular legal issue.

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