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What are the eligibility requirements for the Graduate Route?

Broadly speaking, to be eligible for this route, applicants must:

  • be in the UK;
  • have a valid Student visa or Tier 4 (General) student visa;
  • have successfully completed a course of study at undergraduate level or above (or have completed a ‘relevant qualification’ – see below);
  • have completed the course of study inside the UK (subject to the Covid-19 concessions); and
  • have studied at an approved UK higher education provider.

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Students section.


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