Attending graduation


Advice about making sure you can attend your graduation.

Two male students graduating

You can find out more about your graduation on our dedicated webpage.

If your graduation ceremony is before your visa expiry date, then you can attend graduation using that visa.

However, sometimes your graduation might be after your visa expires. It is not possibly to extend your student visa to attend a graduation ceremony, but you can usually return to the UK by apply for a standard tourist visa. You will need a special supporting letter to help facilitate your application and you can request this letter from the Student Centre, just email StudentCentre (

If your friends or family wish to attend your graduation ceremony, you should follow the information outlined under "Visits from family and friends".

If you have any questions about applying for a tourist visa, you can email us at Immigration (