The UK Govt has recently reinstated the “Graduate Route” (post study work) route for the new graduates in the UK. This is a very important announcement for the International students especially the students from English speaking countries like Philippines, India and certain countries from African continent. This route was in existence before and it was subsequently closed due to the new immigration policies introduced by the UK Govt. It is one of the best routes available for the international students to explore the possibilities in the UK. At the same time the Government consider that by re introducing this route will attract creamy young international students to the UK. This new announcement will certainly a happy new for all the universities in the UK and the overall UK labour market.Those completed a course of study in any subject at undergraduate level or above at an approved UK Higher Education Provider in 2020/21 will only qualify this route. This means those who graduate before this date will not be qualified for a Post Study Work visa.
The visa will allow eligible students to work, or look for work, in any career or position of their choice, for two years after completing their studies.
The most important attraction of this route is that there is no restriction to work in the UK. They may also be eligible to engage in business activities and will also get an opportunity to switch into most of the immigration categories including work permit (Tier 2) within the UK.
The new announcement has more relevance in light of the Brexit as it may be an answer to the anticipated shortage in UK’s labour market.
However, one must be extra careful while selecting your course to come to the UK. This is because if you select a wrong course, you may not be eligible for the PSW route. It is ideal to do your own research accordingly to your current qualification and academic interest and do proper homework about the job opportunities before selecting your Course of study. You also must be utmost careful while selecting your universities as the above factors may affect your future opportunities in the UK.
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