The Boris Johnson led British Government has made a policy that allows international students be able to stay and work in the UK after graduating.
This is a huge boost to a policy that had previously restricted the period to four months.
This policy repeals the restrictions placed on the students, as those with student visa will be able to apply to switch to a skilled worker visa if they find a job which meets the relevant criteria.
The policy signals the end of one of Theresa May’s controversial immigration policies.
It would be recalled that this policy that was scrapped by the coalition government in 2012 when Theresa May, as then home secretary, said the two-year post-study work visa was “too generous.”
Guardian UK reported Prime Minister Boris Johnson as saying the new immigration route for international students was part of making Britain “open to the brightest and best from across the globe.”
It will also be seen as a move to show that Britain is still an outward facing nation as the government pushes ahead with its Brexit plans, the medium added.
The new post-study work visa will come into effect for students starting courses at undergraduate level or above in 2020, and is open to graduates in any subject and for jobs in any sector.
The UK is currently second only to the US as a destination for international students, with nearly 460,000 students coming to study at British universities each year.
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