Indian students will get two years work permit in UK from 2019-2020.
But campaign group Migration Watch called it a “retrograde” step.
- Post study work visa in U.K
- Study in U.K with Best U.K student visa consultants
- Study in U.K without IELTS
This change will effect international students in the UK who start courses at various levels such as Bachelors or Masters courses in UK
Students should be careful when choosing universities in UK. They must be studying at an institution with a track record in upholding immigration checks and regarded as highly trusted institutions by UKBA
Under the proposals, there is no restriction on the kinds of jobs students would have to seek and no cap on numbers.
“If one needed evidence of a new approach to immigration within government, today’s announcement allowing all foreign students to stay for two years after graduation is just that,” the BBC’s home editor Mark Easton said.
Alistair Jarvis, chief executive of Universities UK, welcomed the decision, saying it would benefit the UK economy and reinstate the UK as a “first choice study destination”.
“Evidence shows that international students bring significant positive social outcomes to the UK as well as £26bn in economic contributions, but for too long the lack of post-study work opportunities in the UK has put us at a competitive disadvantage in attracting those students,” he said.
But Alp Mehmet, chairman of Migration Watch UK, said the decision was an “unwise” step that would “likely lead to foreign graduates staying on to stack shelves”.
“Our universities are attracting a record number of overseas students so there is no need to devalue a study visa by turning it into a backdoor route for working here,” he added.