From 1 July 2021, the Graduate route will be open to international students who have completed a course of study at degree level or higher on a student visa (or Tier 4) at an eligible university or college.
For more information about the Graduate route, including concessions for students unable to travel to the UK due to the pandemic, see the Graduate route fact sheet. Your university or college will be able to advise if you are eligible.
For those who are eligible, the Graduate route will allow you to stay, live, look for work, and work without restriction for two years (three years for PhD graduates) within the UK.
While on the route, work is permitted at any skill level and you do not need to be sponsored. At the end of this period, you will be able to switch into a different route if you are eligible.