Post-study work visa changes to attract international students

Tuesday 19th March 2019 12:58 EDT

International students, including Indians, are to benefit from a change in the upcoming visa system, according to a new 'International Education Strategy' launched by UK government on Saturday. The strategy will offer undergraduate and Masters degree students a chance to stay an extra 6 months after graduating, to look for jobs. 

Under the plans being formalised, these students will also have three months before graduating during which they can find work and change from a study visa to a work visa.

Additionally, international graduates will be given two years after graduating during which they can apply to switch their UK study visa to a UK work permit.

PhD students will be able to stay in the UK for up to a year to find work after graduating and will also have three months before graduating to change from a study to work visa.

The government is also meant to appoint a new International Education Champion in charge of encouraging overseas activity and striking key partnerships. 

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