Britain Will Restore Post-Study Work Visa For Indian Students

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There is good news for Indian students studying in Britain, the UK government announced on Wednesday the reintroduction of a two-year work visa after graduation, giving talented international students more opportunities to develop a successful career in the country.

The new “Graduate” route will be launched for the admission of students to the university in 2020/221.

Earlier this was dropped by the Home Secretary, Theresa May in 2012. The reintroduction of this program should significantly increase the number of students going to Britain.

The new “Graduates” itinerary will be open to all international students, including those from India, who have the status of British immigrants and have successfully completed a study program in an undergraduate or higher field in a field of study and create a career in the United Kingdom itself, said by Home Secretary Priti Patel.

The visa will allow eligible students to work or seek work, in any career or position of their choice, for two years after graduation.

“The new Graduate Student Route will allow talented international students, whether in science and mathematics or technology and engineering, to study in the United Kingdom, and then gain valuable work experience while continuing their career successfully,” it was said in a statement by Home Secretary Priti Patel.

“This is great news for Indian students, who can now spend more time in the UK after graduation, giving them more skills and experience,” said by Dominic Asquith, British High Commissioner in India.

Indian students who came to study in the United Kingdom reached almost 22,000 during the year ending June 2019.

This was an increase of 42% over the previous year and almost 100% higher than three years ago.

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This announcement follows the creation of a new accelerated visa circuit for scientists and the elimination of the Ph.D. limit for qualified work visas, whose collective objective is to make the United Kingdom a scientific superpower. A world leader in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

Almost half of the Indian students (almost 130,000 since 2008-2009) who have been in the United Kingdom in the last ten years have chosen a STEM subject.

 

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