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.