UK to Ban Work Option for Non-EU, Indian Students to Be Hit Badly

The United Kingdom recently announced to ban the work option for overseas students hailing from outside the European Union (EU).

The ban will be effective from the month of August 2015 and the new rule formulated by the British Home Secretary,Theresa May will leave Indian students in lurch.

UK to Ban Work Option for Non-European students

 

According to reports, "The new rule is applicable only for non-European students who comprised of 121,000 immigrants last year. Only 51,000 of the overseas students left the UK, amounting to an influx of 70,000, as per the available data."

Pointing on the implementation of stringent rules Theresa May said, "The new rule is also an effort towards regulating numbers of immigrants plying to UK using academic institutes as a reason to procure British Visa."

"About 870 colleges 'bogus colleges' have been banned from accepting foreign students," she added

Speaking to TOI, officials of the UK immigration ministry said, "Students from outside the European union, who are pursuing education at publicly-funded further education (FE) colleges in Britain will be declined of rights to work upto 10 hrs a week."

"The new set of reforms including introducing English language testing, withdrawing sponsorship rights from bogus colleges and restricting students access to jobs markets etc, are all formulated to control the immigration for the benefits of UK," the officials added.

Besides the ban on working option, the non-EU students will not be allowed to apply for visa after completion of their course.

The term of students visas, issued for FE colleges will be cut down from three years to two years, after which the students are expected to leave the country has added to students woes.

FE colleges are educational institutions which function outside the realms of a full-fledged university and include a range of vocational colleges in the UK.

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