What work visa can I get for post-study work?
Tier 2 General
This is the most popular visa for students whose courses have ended and who want to remain in the UK because they have found work. Please visit Tier 2 General visas for in country applications for further details including the requirements you will need to meet.
Tier 5 for Temporary Work
The Tier 5 visa route may be useful for international students who want to do a period of temporary work experience after their studies, before subsequently leaving the UK.
There are specialist visa routes in Tier 1:
Need a visa for the Pre-registration Year in Pharmacy or Optometry?
may have the option to study as Aston students during the pre-registration year. You'll need to be enrolled on the MOptom programme and extend your student visa. Please book an appointment
with an International Student Adviser to discuss this.
Optometry students who are not going to take the MOptom may not be able to use Tier 2, but please read our information on Tier 5
may be able to use Tier 2
for the pre-reg year. If you do not meet the minimum salary requirement for Tier 2 (currently £20,500 per year for Pre-reg Pharmacists) the Royal Pharmaceutical Society may sponsor you under the Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Scheme for pre-reg students but this depends on when you will graduate. Please visit this page on Tier 5 - Pre-registration employment
for further details.
Page checked and updated 17 Nov 2014 AJW