Graduate Route – update on ‘arrival in UK’ deadlines

The Home Office has again updated the ‘Covid-19: Guidance for Student sponsors, migrants and Short-term students Temporary concessions in response to Covid19’ document on 1 July 2021. With reference to the Graduate Route, paragraph 3.26 now states:

“Students who commence a course of 12 months or less in Autumn 2021 or Spring 2022 via distance learning from overseas must enter the UK no later than 6 April 2022 and complete that course of study in the UK with permission as a Student to be eligible for the Graduate Route. Students should travel once they are able to do so.”

For other important dates for students on courses with different start dates, please see the ‘Covid-19: Guidance for Student sponsors, migrants and Short-term students Temporary concessions in response to Covid19’ document. You will also find a concise summary of the updates on the UKCISA webpage.


First published: 29 June 2021