Study in the UK only 1 year – get a 3-year visa
What good news for international students who wish to study at the cradle of the world’s top education!
According to the new visa policy, all international students studying for 1 year will be allowed to stay in the UK to work for the next two years, starting from September 2020.
Policy reinstatement allows students to stay in work for two years
The UK government declares that starting next year, all foreign students graduating from an accredited UK university and profiles complying with immigration law will be eligible to stay in the country working within two years.
At the end of their employment period, international graduates can transition to highly skilled workers if they find a job that meets their skills and experience requirements. There is no limit on the number of students eligible for this policy and expanding opportunities for international students since the 2020/2021.
With approximately 460,000 foreign students currently studying at UK universities, the UK government set a goal based on the International Education Strategy earlier this year:
- Increase the number of international students in higher education in the UK to 600,000 by 2020.
- Nearly doubling the value of education exports to £ 35 billion ($ 46 billion), requires an average annual growth rate of 4% through 2030.
In 2012, Interior Minister Theresa May reduced the possible stay in the employment of international graduates from UK universities from two years to four months. Since then, shrinking post-research work rights have cost the UK more than £ 1 billion in international tuition revenue – according to research conducted by the London Institute of Economics for the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and Kaplan. This shows that this change in policy has significantly affected the number of international students who choose the UK as their study abroad destination.
Reviving the two-year work visa policy after completing the program is a method UK Universities have been advocating for a long time. Since the change of its visa policy in 2012, the UK has decreased its competitive position as a leading study abroad destination compared to the US, Canada, and Australia markets. The university leaders have urged the government to go further to restore the status of the best study abroad option in the world, and they have succeeded. Employers in the UK will also benefit from quick access to talented graduates from around the world.
In a statement announcing the new employment term, the government emphasized the enormous potential international students in STEM courses will bring to the UK. Alistair Jarvis, Executive Director of the UK University, who represents 130 universities in the country emphasizes that international students have contributed £ 26 billion to the UK – a significant number that some experts who believe will be higher if the working period is not limited. Recent research shows that 77% of graduates want to stay connected with UK companies and 88% of students wish to return here to travel.
Advantages of studying in the UK
- Shortened time.
- High-quality education.
- Train skills to work in an international environment.
- The cradle of English helps you develop your English skills.
- Reasonable cost of living.
- Unique culture.
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