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UK’s Post-study work visa extended to 2 years | Thousands of international students to benefit

The United Kingdom is home to some of the top business schools like London Business School, Oxford’s Saïd Business School, and Cambridge’s Judge Business School. If you are planning to pursue an MBA from the UK then there is good news for you.

UK work visa post study work visa reintroduced by UK government

The British government yesterday (Sept 11, 2019) announced the reintroduction of the two-year post-study work visa. This visa was scrapped by the then Home Secretary Theresa May in 2012. This is fantastic news for international students who want to stay back a little longer after graduating.

5 key points on UK’s reintroduction of post-study work visa

  1. International students can now stay back in the UK for two years and find employment after graduating. Currently, international students were only allowed to stay back for four months.
  2. Students entering the UK universities in the academic year 2020-21 will be eligible for this route.
  3. This visa route is non-extendable and does count towards settlement. If graduates find employment and meet the requirements then they’ll be able to switch into skilled work which is a route to settlement.
  4. “I’m delighted that the number of Indian students coming to study in the UK is constantly increasing, having doubled over the last three years. Last year, alone we saw a massive 42 percent increase. This exciting announcement will help ensure that the UK remains one of the best destinations for students across the world,” said Sir Dominic Asquith, British High Commissioner to India.
  5. The latest announcement follows the creation of a new fast-track visa route for the scientists and the removal of the limit on Ph.D. students moving into the skilled work visa route, which collectively aims to cement the UK as a science superpower and a world-leader in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) sector.

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5 thoughts on “UK’s Post-study work visa extended to 2 years | Thousands of international students to benefit”

  1. as far as i have read different articles and asked few people i came across this that students who are enrolled in september 2020 intake and graduates in september 2021 intake only they will get the post study work visa. Some people say that students holding a visa till july 2021 will get extension through PSW. I am currently enrolled in january intake in mba . Will i get PSW or not?

    1. Hey Tayyab
      As per the official notification, Any international student on a Tier 4 visa who enrols at a UK institution from September 2020 will be eligible to stay in the UK after graduation to find a job. Since you’re enroled in Jan intake you will not be eligible for the PSW visa.
      However, to gain more clarity I would recommend getting in touch with UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs). They’ll give up-to-date guidance about relevant rules and information, for example immigration, student finance and tuition fee status. https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information–Advice
      Hope this information helps.
      All the Best

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