The “Graduate Immigration Route Visa” or what was known as the Post Study Work Visa before 2012 has been restored in United Kingdom (UK). This will be applicable to those who will be graduating from the summer of 2021. Both the international students as well as the stakeholders have welcomed this change with utmost positivity.
The need of maximum numbers of expertise in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) for the country has led to this decision. This policy will allow the foreign students graduating from recognized British Universities, to stay and work for two year from the beginning of the summer 2021 and also there will be no restrictions on the type and the level of employment which they can take during that period.
According to the analysts, the restoration plan has brought UK back as a top choice study destination, which was displaced due to the removal of post-study work visa earlier in 2012. The country had been in great disadvantage both socially and economically before restoration as it has created unfavorable environment for international students resulting into competitive disadvantage among other countries.
It is evident that the international students in UK bring various beneficial social outcomes in the country with major economic contributions for the British economy. International Students are amongst the biggest contributors of Britain’s economy, which had been negatively affected over the past years. The country again will be recognized and will be more preferred by the students and their families for the higher education. Overall, the country’s economy, its universities and international students will be promoted in more sensible way.
The continuous persuasion of Universities, Political leaders and many other stake holders in UK has played vital role in post study visa restoration of the country resulting into development of attractive visa services and positive message among the global students reflecting UK to be most favorable international study destination among other global competitors. Hence, the policy of Graduate Immigration Route Visa will greatly aid both students and the UK education sector, making UK one of the top priority destinations for global learners.