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Post Study WORK VISA for International Students in The UK


In 2020 or later, the international students who started their studies in the UK will get the benefit of post study work visa for graduates. It means a work permit along with the allowance of residence for 2 years (24 in months) after graduation. This article will help you to find out how it works.

Post Study WORK VISA
Post Study WORK VISA

What is for graduates in the UK?

The Post Study Work Visa (PSW in short) in the UK allows international students to stay in the United Kingdom even after their graduation so that they may find work over there for at least 2 years.

The new rules for the visa are going to affect all the international students who’re going to start their studies in autumn 2020 or afterward. After the completion of their graduation, if they get a PSW visa, they will be allowed to do any job they will be able to find, for the first two years. And afterward, their goal will be transit into a general work visa.

After getting the opportunity of staying and working in the UK after graduation for 2 years, it seems like an attractive destination to the students who are willing to start their international career over there. Some other Europian countries offer good conditions like this for their international students.

Post Study Work Visa
Post Study Work Visa


Is it possible to get a Post Study work visa after graduation in the UK?

Yes, it is possible if you get the Post Study Work Visa (PSW) visa. The new Post Study Work Visa (PSW) visa rules allow international students to work after graduation in the United Kingdom.

The students who are enrolling from September of 2020 at any UK university will be able to stay over there after completing their graduation for two years to work in the UK which is related to their course or degree. This ‘licensed visa sponsors’ are provided to the graduates by the higher education providers.

The requirements for the Post Study Work Visa (PSW) visa might be the same as the original student visa rules, the graduates have faced before. So, if your status has not been updated by any chance, the process should be automatic.

This is the same for both the undergraduates and post-graduates and even Ph.D. graduates.

The Post Study Work Visa (PSW) visa allows more time for the students, as well as provides the graduates the opportunity of finding a job after completing their study. Your work efficiency won’t affect until you are completing your study.


Eligibility Required for a Post Study Work Visa in the UK

The international student who is a Tier 4 visa holder and enrolls from September 2020 at an institution in the UK will be considered as eligible to stay after graduation in the UK for finding a job. This is an extension of rule changing which allows the Ph.D. holders to stay even after graduation in the UK to grow the STEM industry fields, according to the UK. This option will be open for all graduates from 2020 onwards.

Previously, the graduates and postgraduates were allowed to stay after the completion of their study for only four months. But the new rules for the visa are allowing it for 2 years for the new graduates.


Post Study Work Visa
Post Study WORK VISA

When will be the Post Study Work Visa (PSW) rules be effective?

The students with Tier 4 Visa and who have enrolled for any course in 2020 intake or later will have the benefits of new PSW rules. So, if someone thinking about applying to any course in the UK for September 2020 or onwards, these rules will be applied to him when he graduates.

However, one should always keep in mind that the rules for the visa can be changed at any time due to relevant reasons. To keep updated with any kind of changes keep following the public announcements.

Are the EU students needed with a post-study work visa to work in the UK?

After Brexit, it seems that the EU students also need to have the PSW visa for staying in the UK after completing their study.

EU students will be qualified for domestic fees such as international and home fees, if he/she starts a course in 2019 at any UK university as long they continue the course. But Brexit creates a negative impact as EU students have to stay with PSW visa in the UK after study.

What happens next after the validation of the PSW visa ends?

Post Study Work Visa (PSW) allows the graduate student to find out any kind of job and stay in the UK for 2 years after graduation. It means one can do any kind of job he found for him, immediately after the completion of the study. But when 2 years of working time ends, then it’s time to the expiry of the PSW visa. If someone is willing to live in the UK furthermore and wants to work over there, he/she will need to have ‘General Work Visa’ or ‘Skilled Work Visa’. For this, the job he/she is going to continue will need to have met all the requirements for a Tier 2 visa.



Entry Requirements for UK Universities


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(70) Comments

  • Aizaz Khattak 19/03/2020 @ 8:56 PM

    is it also valid for students with op-up degree means came to uk after HND and got their degree their in 1 year and graduated

    • admin 19/03/2020 @ 11:30 PM

      Dear @Aizaz Khattak thanks for asking.

      “is it also valid for students with op-up degree means came to uk after HND and got their degree their in 1 year and graduated”


      Certainly yes.

      Please let us know if you have any further questions to ask.

      • Prasad Jayasinghe 11/09/2020 @ 10:00 AM

        Im planing to attend maritime course – HND Nautical Science – Chief Mate STCW II/2 (Unlimited. Course duration will be 10 – 12 Months.

        So kindly let me know im eligible for PSW visa ?

        • Academic Education 11/09/2020 @ 10:16 AM

          Dear Prasad Jayasinghe,
          Thanks for your comment at our blog post.
          “Im planing to attend maritime course – HND Nautical Science – Chief Mate STCW II/2 (Unlimited. Course duration will be 10 – 12 Months.
          So kindly let me know im eligible for PSW visa ?”

          PSW visa is only for UK graduates. HND means Higher National Diploma, You may not eligible for the PSW scheme. Hope you find your answer.

          • shaheen alam 13/12/2020 @ 7:07 AM

            I have HND in marine engineering. Now i want to top up my HND to bsc degree in uk by one year. So will be the eligible for pSW after top up? Thanks.

      • K.M. 14/04/2021 @ 10:19 AM

        If I travel to the UK to study a top-up MBA degree , will I still be eligible for PSW ?

  • Adam Young 24/09/2020 @ 5:44 AM

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  • Cody Ray 24/09/2020 @ 5:54 AM

    Hi Admin
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  • Syed Ali 16/11/2020 @ 11:10 PM

    Hi, I am currently doing my placement and will graduate in December 2021. I was enrolled in 2019. Will this policy applies to me as well?

  • Hezel 02/12/2020 @ 1:00 PM

    If I graduate in December 2020 (my course started in January 2020), am I eligible for the PSW, or should I have started my course only after September 2020?

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    I want to apply for a master’s course in the digital business/marketing field but I am not sure that I will be eligible to apply for PSW post completion of my course as it is not a STEM course. So, wanted to check that is PSW restricted to STEM courses?

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  • Giovante Natello 19/02/2021 @ 3:32 AM

    When can one apply for the post study work visa when approved? If my course is to end by September 2021, am I expected to apply for the post study work visa before then or after the end of my course?

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  • Hussain 11/03/2021 @ 3:02 PM


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  • madhinani 12/05/2021 @ 7:47 PM

    i am not eligible for masters,may be based on my credits i get postgraduate diploma certificate in july 2021,with the help of postgraduate diploma certificate i am elgible for PSW..? the PSW considers only masters or they consider postgraduate diploma certificate & postgraduate certificate also..?

    • Jason Lee 02/07/2021 @ 10:57 AM

      Yeah, I have the same question.

  • Kiran 22/05/2021 @ 2:22 PM

    As most of the people asked above. I enrolled in MSc – Sep 2019 and completed it in Sep 2020. I have a valid visa until Jan 2022. Will I be eligible for PSW from July 2021?

  • Kapil 26/05/2021 @ 6:35 PM

    Hi… I started my studies in UK in 20th Jan 2020 and course ends in Jun 2020 and I have visa upto 28th September 2021. Will I able to apply for PSW?…

  • Dinesh 26/06/2021 @ 9:54 AM

    Are PG part-time courses also eligible for PSW once completed?

  • Jason 02/07/2021 @ 10:54 AM

    Hi, I noticed the news and rules mention bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and PhD students, but if I studied for a post-graduate diploma course(1 year), am I eligible to apply for the PSW visa? Thanks.

    • Academic Education 05/07/2021 @ 9:35 AM

      Unfortunately not!
      However, Please talk to an immigration solicitor for more information.

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