UK to force graduates to return home immediately after graduation

UK is considered to have some of the best educational institutions in the world and is the second most favorite educational destination, just after USA.

With the new plans from the UK Home Secretary that will force new graduates to return home immediately after graduations has led to many students abandoning plans to head to the UK for higher education.

UK Home Secretary, Theresa May is reportedly drafting a new legislation to restrict foreign students from staying in the UK after completion of their courses.


Currently, UK allows foreign students from outside the European Union to stay for a specific period and apply for jobs there.

UK to force graduates to return home immediately

If the reports are right, foreign graduates will have to leave UK and apply for a fresh visa from their home country.

Also, those educational institutions who sponsor these students for education will be responsible for sending them back as well.

Institutions that fail to send students home at the end of their courses will be fined by the government. And, if an institution is found to be a frequent offender to the proposed legislation, then it could even lose the right to sponsor students.

Home Secretary says. "Making sure immigrants leave Britain at the end of their visa is as important a part of running a fair and efficient immigration system as controlling who comes here in the first place."

This legislation is in contradiction to announcements made by Vince Cable during his visit to India.

Hence, looking forward to see how UK brings forth the new law without curbing the interest of foreign students who contribute significantly to its economy.

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