Good news for Indian students in the UK, as government will now grant them 2-year work visa

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  • The UK government has announced a two-year post-study work visa to boost career opportunities in the country for international students — including Indians.
  • This new scheme will apply to all international students having UK immigration status, who have completed an undergraduate or higher educational degree from any UK university.
  • It will enable students to work in the field of their choice for two years after the completion of the course.
  • Almost half of all Indian students in the UK over the last decade chose a STEM subject as their field of study.
The UK government is making it easier to for its foreign students to find jobs in the country. It today announced a two-year post-study work visa for international students.

And the increasing number of Indian students in the UK, have a lot to gain. Their numbers doubled in the last three years.

This new scheme will apply to all international students having UK immigration status, who have completed an undergraduate or higher educational degree from any UK university.

“The new graduate route will mean talented international students, whether in science and maths or technology and engineering, can study in the UK and then gain valuable work experience as they go on to build successful careers,” said Home Secretary Priti Patel.

This will allow students to gain more industry-relevant skills and experience in their chosen field of education.

The UK has already fast-tracked visas for research scholars. It aims to boost STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) sector in the country. In fact, almost half of all Indian students in the UK over the last decade chose a STEM subject as their field of study.

According to the British High Commission, 96% of Indians willing to go to the UK, have received UK visas.

“This will help ensure that the UK remains one of the best destinations for students across the world. Last year alone we saw a massive 42% increase in the number of Indian students,” Sir Dominic Asquith, British High Commissioner to India said.

Overall, nearly 22,000 Indians received student visas for the year ending June 2019, which is 15,000 more than last year.

The British Council also extends nearly 500 scholarships every year — including research collaborations.

“We are excited to provide student mobility opportunities for up to 200 UK students to India and contributing to the internationalisation of Indian higher education institutions in line with the objectives of the Study in India programme of the Government of India,” said Barbara Wickham OBE, Director India, British Council .

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