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Return of Post-Study Visa

September 11, 2019 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

Following the abolishment of the Post-Study Work Visa (PSW) by Theresa May in 2012, the scheme will return next year.

Students studying at a British University in the UK who graduate with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree will qualify to work in the UK for 2-years. At present students have 4-months to work in the UK following completing of their course, which is not always sufficient time to secure sponsorship in the UK.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said- the change would see students “unlock their potential” and begin careers in the UK.

This is welcoming news for Tier 4 Students and equally good for the UK as it will help retain talented students by giving them a chance to find suitable employment and contributing to the UK’s economy.

The government’s announcement coincides with the launch of a £200m genetics project at the UK Biobank, a charity and health resource that contains information and samples from 500,000 people. The Prime Minister further commented that “projects of this kind wouldn’t be possible without being open to the brightest and the best from across the globe to study and work in the UK. That’s why we’re unveiling a new route for international students to unlock their potential and start their careers in the UK.”

Britain had a “proud history” of being at the centre of international collaboration, he said, adding that it was “bringing together experts from around the globe to work in the UK on the world’s largest genetics research project”

It has been said that there will be no cap on numbers under this route and students will be able to apply for jobs regardless of their skill sets or subject of study.

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