Please be aware that TIER 1 POST STUDY WORK (PSW) CEASED TO EXIST ON 05th APRIL 2012. No new applications will be accepted for PSW after this date!
Under the Points Based System the main immigration route available to international students who wish to remain in the UK to work after their studies is “Tier 2 - General ”. Arrangements have been put in place by UKBA to make the graduate route into Tier 2 more accessible than the standard route. Key features are:
The Visa Team present a Workshop every month in partnership with Newcastle University Careers Service. These Workshops offer basic information to students on the key features of the Tier 2 route as well as the application process. No booking is required. Further details can be found at http://www.ncl.ac.uk/careers/events/workshops.htm
Guidance on Tier 2 application forms and other relevant information about working after studies can be found on the UKCISA website at http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/student/working_after.php
Please note that the Visa Team cannot check Tier 2 applications for students/graduates.
The UK Border Agency is also expected to introduce a brand new immigration route called “Graduate Entrepreneur”. We will post further information when it becomes available.
Newcastle University can sponsor students under the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa route for graduates who wish to set up their own business in the UK. This is subject to graduates meeting the criteria set out by the UK Border Agency and the University.
Students who are interested are advised to initiate the process as early as possible, and this can be done by visiting The Elevator in the Careers Service on Level 1 of King’s Gate where they can talk to an Entrepreneurial Development Officer between 1pm and 4pm on Mondays and Fridays and between 10am and 1pm on Wednesday (excluding public holidays and when the University is closed).