With the massive fall in international student enrollments from countries including India, the representative body for the UK universities is on the move to new post-study visa. Post scrapping the post-study visa in 2012, the number of international students choosing the UK as their study abroad destination reduced. The dominant reason specified by the students was the lack of post-study work option. The representative body is likely to implement a new temporary “Global Graduate Talent Visa” which enables the student to work in a skilled job in the UK for two years after their graduation.
According to reports, Australia offers a post-study work option of four years, the USA and Canada offers three years of post-study work option, and New Zealand three years. Because of the changes in post-study work option in the UK, the number of Indian students coming to the UK has dropped to 9,000 from 24, 000. This option would not route to settlement option. However, students will receive the opportunity to gain valuable work experience without any restrictions. In addition, the representative body is also likely to work upon the small and medium enterprises to hire international graduates under Tier 2 visa route.