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Can international students stay in the UK after graduation?

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    Katheeja

    Katheeja

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    Hi, Jack, here from Aberystwyth University. Yes, you can stay in the U.K. following the completion of your studies, and that's with the new graduate visa. So for undergraduate and master's students, that's up to two years following the completion of your studies. And for PhD students up to three years. And here at Aberystwyth University are dedicated careers team can help support you on your journey to finding employment in the UK.

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    University of Brighton

    University of Brighton

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    Yes, international students can stay for two years after their courses ended. The graduate visa is where an international student can work in any industry after they've finished their course without limitations.

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    Manchester Metropolitan University

    Manchester Metropolitan University

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    Yes, from Summer 2021, students who graduate from undergraduate or master's programs will be able to stay and work for up to two years and PhD graduates will be able to say for up to three years.

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    IDP Education

    IDP Education

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    In the recent developments by UKTV, I'm an international student who is doing the bachelors or masters in UK, they can will bolster the work visa and live up to two years after graduation in the UK while working full time there for PSG surance. This is three years mostly work visa in which they can stay three years in UK and work full time their.

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    Anglia Ruskin University

    Anglia Ruskin University

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    Yes, international students can stay in the U.K. to work after graduation, you may secure a job with sponsorship. However, you may wish to apply to the new graduate visa route, which will be open to applications from the 1st of July 2021. Eligible graduates will be able to apply to stay in the U.K. to work for two years after they study or freeze, if you've completed a PhD. Here ARU, we offer you lots of opportunities to boost your employability during your studies.

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    IDP Education

    IDP Education

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    From September 2020 onwards, now the UK is allowing international students to stay back by the time they finish your studies under the graduation immigration scheme, or in other words, it's like a post study work visa. So now international students, by the time they finish their undergraduate or postgraduate courses, they can stay back in the UK for two years to search for a job.

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    Leeds Beckett University

    Leeds Beckett University

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    Hi, my name is Davina's and I am an international development officer at Leeds Beckett University in the U.K. Great news, everyone from summer 2021, all the international students who have successfully completed their undergraduate or master's degree will have an opportunity to benefit from two years of study work experience here in the U.K. through this new graduate route, all the students upon completion will have three years to work on such visa.

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    Coventry University

    Coventry University

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    Hi, guys, Selma here from Coventry University, London. The answer to this is yes, you can say back. So if you do your your bachelors, your Masters, MBA, PhD, whatever it may be, at higher education level, you can be eligible to stay back through the graduate route. So the details are still a bit fuzzy that the government hasn't announced everything. But the short and the long is that you can stay back and seek employment in the UK after you graduate. So we are very happy about this and I'm sure you are, too.

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    University of Derby

    University of Derby

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    Hi, my name is Anna and I'm an international crime officer at the University of Derby International students can stay in the UK for two years after graduation. This new graduate will allow eligible students to work or look for work at any school level for a period of two years following completion of that course. This is expected to start in summer 2021 and will support you to find work and begin careers in the UK.

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    Cardiff University

    Cardiff University

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    Hi, Patrick, from Cardiff University here. Can international students stay in the U.K. after graduation? Yes, they can. The UK's new graduates immigration route will open in summer 2021. And as long as your university is approved by the Home Office, Cardiff is, and certainly most UK universities are, then you'll be able to apply to stay to work in the UK for up to two years or three years if you're a PhD student in any kind of job, at any kind of level that you can find. So it's a great opportunity.

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    Cardiff Metropolitan University

    Cardiff Metropolitan University

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    Hello, Carys here from Cardiff Met, the answer is yes, you can stay in the UK after you graduate either to study or to work. If you want to continue your studies at Cardiff Met, we will offer you a twenty five percent alumni discount to study your masters, or you could go on to study a PhD. The other option is to apply for a post study work visa, which will give you two years in the UK to work full time.

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    Brunel University London Pathway College (United Kingdom)

    Brunel University London Pathway College (United Kingdom)

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    Yes, we can stay longer than our study period in the U.K. So from 2021 summer, if you graduate afterwards, you can get two years extra post study, work visa. So for my course, I'm doing three years of business and management study and one year of internship. So it's four years for my course and then I'll get two years extra when I graduate. So it'll be six years in total.

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