For students looking to study abroad, finding post-graduate work opportunities is high on the list of priorities. The good news is that with the UK’s new immigration rules, international students now stand a much better chance of finding post study opportunities.
Current immigration rules state that international students must leave the UK upon completion of their degree courses. In September of 2019, however, the UK announced that it would be introducing a new “2-year Graduate Immigration Route”. This is expected to start from the summer of 2021 onwards.
What does this mean?
Prospective and current Tier 4 visa international students, who successfully complete their degree courses in the summer of 2021 and onwards, are eligible to work and apply for work in all sectors at all levels. Likewise they will be able to take up skilled employment once they meet the employers requirements. This new policy includes current students who have already started their course and likewise all eligible students must hold a valid Tier 4 visa at the time they are applying.
What more do I need to know?
The two year period will be non-extendable. A new application for post-study work will have to be made and an immigration application fee and the Immigration Health Surcharge will be payable. Students graduating before the scheme is introduced will not be eligible to apply.
How Can CLR Help ?
We are currently processing admissions into top and middle ranked universities and colleges in the UK for the 2020/2021 academic year. Get a head start and find out all you need to know about receiving a higher education in the UK by contacting us!