In what seems like a development in the case, Britain has finally allowed Indian students doing their undergraduate or postgraduate studies in the UK to work for 20 hours a week during the time of a regular term and full-time during the holidays.
Earlier, the United Kingdom, in order to stop instances of immigrants using academic institutes as a ploy to gain British visa, withdrew the option of working for the Non European (EU) students. To be applicable August onwards, this law would prevent the overseas students to work professionally while pursuing their studies in the country.
Changing the scenario a bit, the UK immigration officers have decided to just curb students who continue studying vocational courses just so they could work in the UK. Under new rules, students wanting to continue studying in UK or repeat degrees are likely to show that it is leading to education progression.
New students coming to the UK to study will however be prevented to work at publicly funded colleges. According to the new rules, the students could study a new course at the same level, but only where there is a link to their previous course or the university confirms that this supports the student’s career aspirations. The universities have also designed a method to grab fraudulent colleges admitting foreign students.
The UK authorities will also not permit them to apply for visas after completion of their course. As a further serious measure adopted, the term of the student visas issued for public colleges has also been cut from three to a maximum of two years after which they will have to leave the country.
Meanwhile, owing to UK’s strict visa policy, other competitor countries are benefitting as they offer more lucrative deals when it comes to pursue higher studies.