Graduate route: Launching on 1 July 2021

Posted by cc576 at Jun 30, 2021 12:28 PM |
Information for International Students

The Graduate route will be launched on 1 July 2021 to students who are successfully awarded their degree.

Please note that before being awarded students must have cleared all tuition fees and other academic monies in accordance with Senate regulation 3.1 detailed below;

3.29 No degree, diploma or certificate will be awarded to a student who has an unpaid fee, fine, or charge which is associated with the delivery of academic (rather than commercial) services. The University will not certify academic credit or previous awards for a student who has any such unpaid fee, fine, or charge. A student may make a subject access request under the Data Protection Act 1998 for data relating to his/her academic studies; such requests will be met but the data will not be presented in a certified form. Visit our website for more information.

New deadlines for returning to the UK for the Graduate route

Students will normally be expected to undertake their studies in the UK to be eligible for the Graduate route. However, students currently studying remotely or by blended learning due to Covid-19 will still be eligible to switch into the Graduate route if they meet the requirements. Please note the previous requirement for some students who began their studies in 2020 to return to the UK by June 2021 has been removed. Please see below and on our webpages.

If you began a course of 12 months or less in 2020 or 2021 and you have not previously entered the UK to study that programme of study you will be able to make a Graduate route application if you arrive in the UK either before your visa ends or by 27 September 2021, whichever is sooner.

If you began a course of 12 months or less in 2020 or 2021 and you have already travelled to the UK during that period of permission on a Tier 4/Student visa you will be able to make a Graduate route application as long as you are present in the UK before the end date of your permission (visa).

EU Students

All EU students whose studies go beyond 30 June 2021 are asked to send evidence of their EU Settlement status if they have obtained it to Student Immigration Advice and Compliance so your record can be updated and there is no interruption to your studies. EU students on a programme of study or more than 6 months who are not eligible to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme are required to obtain a Student visa and will be eligible for the Graduate route if they meet the criteria. Please see above.

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