UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has announced the return of two years post study visa for international students, the BBC reports.
This means graduates in any subject will be once again be able to stay in the UK for two years to find work after they graduate.
Reports say presently most international students reading bachelor’s and master’s degrees can stay and work for only four months.
The move reverses a decision made in 2012 by the Home Secretary, Theresa May, who abolished the two year post study work visa that had made Britain an attractive place for international students, saying it was “too generous”
This has led to sharp drop in students going to Britain.
According to reports, the new immigration route will be available to international students who have successfully completed a course in any subject at undergraduate level or higher level at a Higher Education provider which has a proven record in upholding immigration checks and other rules studying in the UK.
Also, students will need to have Tier 4 leave at the point the route is introduced.This includes students who start courses in 2020/21 at undergraduate level or above.
The new route also enables eligible students to work or look for work, at any skill level, for two years after they graduate before needing to convert to another visa or leave the country.