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Indian Students Eligible for Post Study Work Rights if in the UK by April 2021

18 June 2020

The UK Home Office has confirmed that international students who will continue their education online or begin in the academic year 2020/21 shall remain eligible for the two year post study work rights after completion of their graduate studies. 

The students who are back in the UK by April 6 and go on to complete their final semester of studies in the UK shall be able to benefit from the graduate immigration route announced by the Home Office in September 2019. The new graduate immigration rule for international students allows them to stay and work in the UK upto to 2 years after completion of their graduate studies. This new route was to be started from the summer of 2021 for students who will complete their studies or start a new course. 

This follows comments from Jo Johnson, the former universities minister, who recommended the implementation of a four-year post-study UK work visa as a tactic to help UK higher education overcome the effects of Coronavirus and Brexit.

If you are interested in studying in the UK, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK today. Our team is hard at work helping thousands of international students apply to study in the UK ahead of September 2020 entry and you can join them.


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