UK Prime minister, Boris Johnson said that the new immigration plan for international students is to bring in the brightest into the country’s system.
Foreigners contribute to the growth of our economy.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that the new immigration plan for international students was part of making Britain “open to the brightest and best from across the globe.”
He said that every international students will be able to work in the UK after graduation from school.
A source said: This is a huge boost to a policy that had previously restricted the period to four months.
There will be no cap on the number of students who can apply, 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.
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Ekohotblog garnered that from next year, all international graduates could qualify for a two-year period to work in the UK, increasing their chances of finding long-term employment after studying.
It is a return to the 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.”
Boris said: the new policy 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 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 government said students will need to have successfully completed a degree from a trusted UK university or higher education provider with a track record of upholding immigration checks.
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In the same vein, the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson and the Home Secretary Priti Patel said that the government intends to increase the number of international students coming to the UK by 30 per cent by 2030.
“International students are vital for our country and provide some of the most crucial skills we need across our workforce,” they said.
“They boost our economy and are a testament to our openness to talent.”
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.