T4DES

How to apply for Tier 4 Doctorate Extension Scheme (DES)

The Tier 4 DES visa is a 12 months visa which will allow you to work in the UK after your studies. Please see the UKCISA website for further details about this visa.

As you can only apply for a DES visa towards the very end of your programme, you should ensure that you have a reasonable expectation of being notified of your hardbound submission date before your Tier 4 visa expires.

You should:

Be aware of the timescales involved in obtaining a CAS for the Doctorate Extension Scheme . It may not always be possible to apply for the Doctorate Extension Scheme if formal processes cannot be completed before your Tier 4 visa expires. You may wish to attend the Careers Workshop on Immigration Routes in to Employment, for further information about alternative immigration routes for employment.

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