One Year Grad Visa USA – The Last Year?


So, What is the ‘Graduate USA Visa’?

The Graduate USA Visa is a programme run between the Irish and US Governments. The goal of the programme is to promote cultural exchange between the two countries while giving Irish participants the opportunity to gain experience in a real life career based job. Irish graduates must participate in internships related to their field of study while participating in this program. Now this makes it a lot different from other visas like the J1 Summer Visa or the Canadian IEC visa. This Visa gives you the opportunity to explore a completely new city while working in a field you’re actually interested in!

Are You eligible?

The programme is open to final year students and recent graduates who are Irish citizens. Graduates must be studying a minimum Level 6 major academic award on the National Framework of Qualifications Ireland. If you have graduated in 2018 you must enter the US within 12 months of finishing your coursework. Not sure if that applies to you? Don’t worry, you can contact and she will be able to give you all the relevant information.

The Last Year, Your Last Chance?

This is a pilot programme which is due to end in 2019, therefore we expect a huge demand. All graduates from 2018 and 2019 will be funnelling into the one year and with limited places available, early booking is essential!

Luckily for you, we have a Free Flight Offer on at the moment to entice you even more! However, this ends on on November 30th so you better hurry!

For any 2018 Graduates, you must travel no later than 12 months from the end of coursework (final exam).

For any 2019 Graduates, you can book now and travel anytime p to December 31st, 2019.

If you want to know a bit more about the programme you should come to our info talk that is happening on November 14th here in our Dublin offices. Tickets are FREE and our experts will fill you in on the Grad Visa and the PCT visa, the application process, finding work and where to live in the USA.

This programme is really a once in a lifetime experience so do not pass this chance up!

Check out the stories from past Grad Visa participants to really get a feel for just how beneficial it is!

Joseph Murray and Neill went to L.A, and Rachel and Eleanore went to NYC!

Head over to to get started now!

Got questions about eligibility, process, costs or any other aspects of the programme?

Email or call our visa team on 01 602 1906 

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