He also added that “Only those who graduate from a university, and have an offer of a skilled job at a salary of at least 20,000 pounds (or more in some cases) from a reputable employer accredited by the UK Border Agency, will be able to continue living and working in the UK. Hence there will still be an opportunity to work”.
Nothing that UK continues to be one of the most attractive destinations in the worked in the world, he said efforts are being made to ensure that international students are not included in Governments net migration figures. The director of International UK Higher Education said, she would visit India in the first week of April to attend Round Table meeting convinced by Union Minister Kapil Sibal.
Just within weeks new rules will come into force to cut abuse of the student visa route and ensure that only the brightest and the best students can stay and work in the UK. However, the rules are part of a radical overhaul of the student visa system, which will encourage growth, boost the economy (young entrepreneurs or small company directors will get the chance to stay on in UK after their studies if they have 50,000 pounds to invest in their business.
Also, the time that can be spent studying at degree level will be restricted to a general limit of 5 years.