This article explains the Tier 4 Doctorate Extension scheme and how to apply for it.
If you are studying for a PhD or other doctorate qualification, you may be able to apply for the Tier 4 Doctorate Extension Scheme (DES); giving you an extra 12 months to work in the UK, or to look for work.
To qualify for this visa you must:
You must apply:
If you are unsure of the official end date of your course, please contact Department of Student and Academic Administration at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will need:
You then need to complete the online application form.
The application fee is currently £475 (£1085 for premium service). You will also need to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge of £150.
The International Student Advisers can check your form and send it for you. Please bring all your supporting documents and your online application form (fill it out as far as you can but STOP at the declaration page) to the Global Office, Nuffield Centre to be checked.
Further information about the Doctorate Extension Scheme can be found on the UKCISA website.