UK Immigration Reforms Could Benefit International UK Graduates

This month we reported that new changes which will come into effect on 1 October 2013 which will see UK’s immigration rules relaxed in relation to business and education. This is a drive by the Government to make it easier for graduate entrepreneurs to take up skilled jobs thus attracting global talent to work for businesses in the UK. We now look at how these rules are expected to benefit international students once they have successfully completed their studies in the UK.

Relaxation of Immigration Rules: UK Businesses Take Advantage

The UK Government intends to implement measures which will help businesses in the UK to gain access to highly talented international students as students will be allowed to take up corporate internships after completing their studies, making it easier for them to fill skilled jobs.

International Students Studying in the UK

Every year, it is estimated that more than 30,000 African students enrol at UK universities and colleges with 35,255 registering between 2011 and 2012 according to the Higher Education Statistics. Figures show that 4,650 people from the Caribbean and Central America studied in the UK during 2010 and 2011.

Speaking on the changes, Immigration Minister, Mark Harper stated that the UK is “open for business” as it pertains to talented and well-qualified students from across the world.

Indian Students in the UK

Speaking in a recent interview with an Indian news website, the Vice Chancellor of Cambridge University, Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, stated that there were 300 Indian students were enrolled at the University including postgraduates and post doctoral students.

The Vice Chancellor complimented Indian students in their ambition, drive and determination and stated “Indian researchers are as good as their counterparts elsewhere in the world.”

Successful UK Student Visa Applications

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