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The Welcome Return of Post-Study Work Visas

Last night, the government announced the reintroduction of post-study work visas, allowing international students who have studied at UK universities to stay and work for two years following their graduation. This follows years of lobbying by universities and industry who, since these visas were  the scrapped seven years ago, have seen international students deterred from studying in the UK.

University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson said:

“The long awaited return of post-study work visas, announced last night, is fantastic news for universities, businesses and communities. It has always been clear to the HE sector that opportunities for employment after graduation are key to attracting the best international students to the UK, which will be even more crucial post-Brexit.

The UK economy must be given the chance to benefit fully from the highly skilled international graduates we educate, if we are to meet future challenges and hold our own on a global stage.”