UK universities ask for reintroduction of post-study work visas for overseas graduates


International student numbers in UK ‘flatlining’ as it fails to compete against likes of US, France or Australia. British universities have called on the government to reintroduce a visa that would allow overseas students to stay in the country to work for up to two years after graduation.

Source : The Guardian

As Brexit is getting closer, UK universities are worried that the country is not attractive enough for overseas graduate under UK tier4 general student visa anymore. They ask for reintroduction of the post-study work, abandoned in 2012, saying it would give the UK a competitive edge over rival countries and help it maintain the 450,000 international students who come to study in Britain every year.

Universities UK, the sector’s umbrella body, said in a briefing to parliament on the 4th of september: “The UK remains an extremely popular destination for international students, attracting more students from abroad except the much larger US.

“However, the UK’s closest competitors, such as the USA, Australia