Irish passport holder

Got yourself a passport last summer for that epic trip to Thailand? Then you're good for this next adventure.

Over 18

If you're old enough to vote, then you can tick the "yes please" box for a US Grad Visa too.

Final year or recent grad?

Graduates must enter the US within 12 months of graduating (date on Graduation Certificate). Final Years can travel any time after exams

Requirements

Award

Full-time academic courses in a recognised Irish University or College including Northern Ireland (running at least 2 years) that will ultimately lead to a degree or higher qualification (level 6 major award on Qualifax). If completed a level 6 Major award, then at least 50% of the coursework must be academic.

Masters Students

Masters Graduates must enter within 12 months of the date on your Graduation Certificate.

Final year students

Yay! You can start applying for this programme now, and you can travel any time after you have received your final year exam results and passed your degree (you do not have to wait for your ceremony to take place).

Application deadlines

You can apply any time of the year. However, it takes 12 weeks to process your application, so plan this time in when you apply, and places are limited.

**The ethos of this programme is to gain experience in your field of study and bring that experience HOME to Ireland at the end of your visa. If you wish to pursue a career in the USA, do not apply for this visa. Participants should not view this programme as an avenue to obtaining a full time or long-term position with an employer**

Participants Living in Northern Ireland

If you are resident in Northern Ireland, hold an Irish passport and have graduated from an Irish University you may still be eligible for the programme however you may have difficulty securing insurance. As insurance is a requirement on the Graduate Visa programme we are unable to submit your application for vetting and approval with CIEE before proof of insurance provided. Please contact the team on workusa@usit.ie to talk about your options before you book on.

Want to find out more?

Our dedicated Grad Visa Team are here to help.

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