Post Study Work is now closed to new applicants
Most students will need to apply under Tier 2 General in order to work in the UK after the end of their course
Points-based visa for skilled migrants with a job offer.
A few students may be eligible to apply under one of the more specialist visa routes in Tier 1
Visas for Entrepreneurs
Tier 1 Entrepreneur - For highly skilled migrants who want to set up or take over, and be actively involved in the running of, a business in the UK.
Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur - For graduates with a genuine and credible business idea or entrepreneurial skill, but who are not yet able to apply for a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa
Prospective Entrepreneur - a six month visa for those seeking funding for a new business idea.
A visa for highly-skilled economic migrants who have won international recognition in scientific or cultural fields, or who show exceptional promise.
Need a visa for the Pre-registration Year in Pharmacy or Optometry?
Optometry students 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
Pharmacy students may now be able to use Tier 2
for the pre-reg year, as the salary requirements have been changed. If you do not meet the minimum salary requirement for Tier 2, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society may sponsor you under the Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange Scheme for pre-reg students.
Possible option for Optometry and Pharmacy students.
Page checked and updated 23 April 2013 LB