1. Is my visa affected by COVID-19?


  • The Covid-19 pandemic is rapidly evolving and so are the policies. Besides staying updated with the advice provided by your respective universities, you can refer to the UK Council for International Student Affairs about any updates on your immigration status.


2. Is the UK’s two-year post-study work visa (Graduate Route) affected by Covid-19?


  • As of June 2020, applications for the two-year post-study work visa is scheduled to open in summer 2021.

  • The Graduate Route is open to students studying in the UK who meet the following criteria (may be subject to change as full details are pending):

    • Those who have completed their undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the UK

    • Must hold a valid Student or Tier 4 visa at the point of application

    • Graduates in the summer of 2021 or after

    • Must arrive in the UK by 6 April 2021 and complete their final semester of studies in the UK


  • The UKSSC will update this section accordingly.


Autonomous University Applications

3. Can I transfer to a Singaporean University because of Covid-19, even though some Autonomous Universities (AUs) have closed applications?


  • The Autonomous Universities (AUs) are aware that there may be students who are midway through their studies at overseas universities and are unable to continue with their studies abroad. While the AUs had extended their application deadlines earlier this year to help students whose overseas studies may have been disrupted by the pandemic, the application windows for this year’s intake have now closed as classes are commencing or have commenced for the new Academic Year. 

  • Students interested in transferring to the AUs from overseas universities may wish to consider applying for the Academic Year 2021 (AY2021) intake. Applications for the AY2021 intake will open early next year in 2021 and interested applicants may refer to the AUs’ websites for more information.


4. As a student studying in the UK, how will my application to a Singapore Autonomous University be considered?


  • Admissions to the AUs are based on open competition amongst all eligible candidates, and the universities will assess the merit of each applicant. When considering transfer applications, the AUs will also take into account applicants’ performance and other achievements in their current university.

  • For more detailed information, kindly contact the respective university admission offices. 


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