Clarification on Tier 4 pilot scheme

01 August 2016

It has been reported that the UK Government has re-introduced a post-study work scheme for graduates of some universities. Unfortunately this is not the case.

As part of a Tier 4 pilot scheme, Master’s graduates of some universities (Bath, Cambridge, Imperial College London and Oxford) will be granted six months’ leave after their course has ended in order to give them slightly longer than other graduates to seek work, usually under Tier 2, should they wish to stay.

All other Master’s graduates are granted either two or four months’ leave after their course has ended, depending on how long their course is, which they can use to look for work, arrange further study or travel before leaving the UK.

Details of the Tier 4 pilot scheme is in Annex 6 of the Tier 4 policy guidance.