International Graduates Scheme

International Graduates Scheme

The International Graduates Scheme (IGS) was a UK immigration scheme which was launched on 1 May 2007 and ended on 30 June 2008, when it was replaced by Tier 1 (Post Study Work). It allowed non-EEA nationals who successfully complete a relevant UK degree or postgraduate qualification to work or set up a business in the UK for 12 months without needing a Work Permit. The principle of the scheme, and of its successor, is to retain skilled and educated graduates as part of the UK labour force, who will switch into a longer-term work schemes.

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International Graduates Scheme - History
... The Science and Engineering Graduates Scheme (SEGS) launched in October 2004, allowing graduates with a UK degree in certain subject areas to work in the UK after graduation for twelve months ... IGS and the similar Fresh Talent - Working in Scotland Scheme were discontinued on 30 June 2008, and replaced with Tier 1 (Post Study Work) ...

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