Foreign students must leave the uk after college in new laws set by the UK government.
Foreign Students Must Leave the UK After College
Get Your Education and Then Get Out! A recent article from the DailyMail in Britain highlights what is a growing trend in the UK – limit the number of international students allowed to attend college in the UK, and if foreign students happen to get accepted – they must finish their studies and then get out! New laws just passed in the UK mean that:Non-EU students are to barred from working while studying in Britain (no OPT programs)International Students have to leave the UK when their course endsForeign students can only apply for a work visa once they have left the countryA fresh crackdown on immigration now means international students are to be banned from working in Britain after they finish their college studies. Ordered by Home Secretary Theresa May, when foreign students are finished they will have to leave the country before reapplying to return for a job.This policy does not allow for optional training like the USA and other countries offer and this new limitation applies to all those international students from outside the European Union.Why does the UK not want international students? The UK leadership says this will stop colleges from being used as a ‘back door to a British work visa’. This seems to be the new mindset in the UK government – all international students are potential problems and we need to make them leave as soon as they are finished with their studies.And the Conservative government says they want to go even further – they want to stop student visas being used as an easy way to enter the UK before getting a job and claiming benefits.Under these new regulations, non-EU students will be denied the right to work while in the UK and will not be able to apply for a visa extension when their course finishes. Students will have to leave the country before applying to return under a work visa. Unlike other countries with provide options for working part-time and full time after they finish school, the UK is having none of that anymore.The length of stay is also expected to be cut to two years when the plans are unveiled this week.Business Secretary Sajid Javid intends that his government stop the education system being abused by immigrants. He said: ‘What we need to make sure – and we do have this – is that our immigration system allows those from abroad that want to come to Britain to study in our world-class universities, our fantastic colleges to come here,’ he quipped. ‘But we’ve also got to have a system that doesn’t allow any abuse when people are using the right to study as a way to achieve settlement in Britain.‘So we’ve got to break the link and make sure it’s focused on people who want to study and then, once they’ve had their studies and completed that, then they leave.’Universities have responded with warnings that any clampdown could damage the sector and business leaders are also wary of the move, warning it could rob Britain of vital skills.Seamus Nevin, head of employment and skills at the Institute of Directors, said: ‘The Business Secretary’s proposals to eject foreign students after graduation are misguided and would damage the British education system, our economy and global influence.‘Britain already makes it difficult and artificially expensive for international students to enter and stay, and now these proposals would eject them ignominiously when their studies are finished. Restricting talented workers from staying on in the UK would damage business and lead to a loss of important skills. Shutting the door to highly-trained international graduates at a time when our economy needs them most would be hugely damaging for UK businesses. In the interests our education sector, our businesses, and our international standing, the Business Secretary should reconsider this proposal.’As you can read here also, the UK is making it very apparent they do not want ANY international students applying and attending colleges in the UK and if international students do happen to get accepted and are able to attend their studies in this country, they are now bound by law to leave immediately after they graduate.Go USA!