Indian government tries a strategy that is supposed to increase the total number of international students around the world to choose the higher education system in the UK. The current level is 460,000 and aimed to reach 600,000 in 2030.
The benefits are exclusively designed for Indian students from an improved post-study visa offer. This movement is a part of the new “International Education Strategy” published by the UK government due to its policy of post-Brexit. This strategy is designed to increase the total number of international students to choose the UK as their place to pursue a higher education degree.
Indian students who apply for a higher education degree outside the European Union after China will be believed to be quite sensitive about this option. By choosing the UK as the place to pursue higher education, the Indian students are able to gain a certain hour of work experience following the course http://126.96.36.199 related to their degree. However, the new strategy is still going to be rolled out next year.
The program will offer both undergraduate and master’s students to stay in the UK and look for work up to six months after they graduate from the university.
The director of the Universities UK International, Vivienne Stern, stated that the organization knows that the Indian students are very passionate and ambitious about the career paths they have chosen.
The UKK is also welcome for the employability focus in the international strategy for education. The UKK itself is a representative body is a higher education which has worked with the government towards the new strategy.
Still, according to Vivienne Stern, the target of this strategy is to grow the international student numbers in the UK. By 2030, the number should have reached 600,000 by spreading a clear message to all students from around the world that they want the students to pursue their education in the UK.
As the plans are currently being formalized, both undergrad and master’s students can find work three months before the graduation. On the other hand, later they can also change their study visa into a work visa. Nowadays, the process of switching a student visa to the work visa requires an extremely complex process.
The good news is also pointed to Ph.D. students. The Ph.D. students are allowed to stay for up to one year in the UK in order to find a job after graduation. Other than that, they will also get the option of switching the visa for three months before graduating from university. According to the strategy paper notes, students will get such unrestricted access to work during the period of post-study leave. The good news is that the international students who have graduated from the university would have two years to switch their UK visa even from outside the UK itself.
A note reported by the UK’s APPG noted that the withdrawal of the post-study work visa was linked with a decline in the recruitment of international students in the UK, notably India. The number of higher education students from India between 2010-2011 and 2016-2017 was more than halved.
Other fun fact stated that Canada could attract a higher number of international students than the UK could from India. Of course, the fact has something to do with the visa switching process and other benefits offered by the country.
Considering the UK leave of the EU, it is very important for them to reach their partners around the world and maximize the potential of every best asset they have. Of course, one of the UK’s assets is the education offer and the international students.