Advanced notice of changes to the Science and Engineering Graduate Scheme and the Fresh Talent: Working in Scotland Scheme

On 1 May the Home Office will be replacing the Science and Engineering Graduates Scheme with the new International Graduates Scheme.

Applicants who have completed a bachelor’s degree in any subject on or after 1 May 2007 will be eligible. The Home Office will also removing the requirement for a minimum 2:2 classification for bachelor’s degrees. Further, the scheme will be extended to those with postgraduate certificates and diplomas.

Applicants who have completed qualifications on the old SEGS lists before 1 May 2007, but who have not yet applied under the scheme, will be able to apply under the International Graduate Scheme, but their application will be considered under the same criteria as they would have had to meet under SEGS.

In addition, the Home Office will  also making a change to the Fresh Talent: Working in Scotland Scheme, widening the eligibility criteria to include those who have completed a postgraduate certificate or diploma at a recognised or listed Scottish institution of higher education.