The United Kingdom officially announced that as part of the new Graduate Route, international students who complete a PhD can stay in the country for three years after their studies, from summer 2021.
Undergraduate and master’s graduates will be able to stay for two years after study.
Indian students are among the biggest group of international students set to benefit from the extended post-study work visa offer as well as a more streamlined visa process.
As part of a wider Research and Development Roadmap, the British government has pledged to make it easier for international graduates to secure skilled jobs in the UK and contribute to its economic growth.
“This will make it easier for some of the best, young international graduates to secure skilled jobs in the UK and contribute to economic growth,” noted a UK government statement.
In addition, there are plans to ensure that when the Student Route opens in a few months as part of the UK’s new points-based immigration system, there will be a number of improvements which will further “streamline the immigration process”.