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Working after studies

An overview to the main routes to remain in the UK to work after your studies

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Tier 4 Doctorate Extension Scheme

Information on eligiblity and application procedure for this 1 year post study work visa, available for PhD students who are close to the award of their degree.

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Tier 5 visa

Information on using the Tier 5 visa to stay in the UK for a 12 month internship/work placement.

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Information for employers

Information on international students rights to work in the UK.

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Applying for Tier 2 Visa

Information on requirements and application process for your Tier 2 visa. This is main work visa route for graduate level, skilled work in the UK. Suitable for undergarduate, postgraduate and PhD level students.

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Tier 1 Graduate entrepreneur

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS VISA ROUTE WILL BE CLOSING AND SO WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FROM APRIL 2019 TO NEW APPLICANTS.

A NEW START UP VISA IS BEING INTRODUCED WHICH WILL REPLACE IT- FURTHER DETAILS WILL BE PROVIDED WHEN AVAILABLE FROM THE HOME OFFICE AND SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION THAT THE UNIVERSITY WILL BE AN ENDORSING BODY FOR THE NEW SCHEME.

This route is for recent graduates of the University of Sheffield who have a credible business idea and wish to develop their entrepreneurial skills and establish a business in UK. See below for information on the requirements for the visa and application process within University .

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