How the Changes to the UK Immigration Rules Affect You

By StudyLink

Recently, the UK announced changes to its immigration system. One of the changes that came out was that the United Kingdom is cancelling the existing Post-Study Work (PSW) visa. The changes will take place from next month in an attempt to intensify student visa regulations. They hope it will raise the level of English of people from non-English-speaking countries.

The visa will be withdrawn from April 6. Under the new policy, students wishing to study in the UK will be able to gain a Technical Work visa to stay in the country if their profession and salary meets the requirements. The British government will raise the standards for the English proficiency of foreign students going to the country to study, so students who struggle with communicating in English may be denied entry into the United Kingdom.

The other key change is that the financial support required to gain an entry visa has increased. Prospective students should therefore research the costs of living in various British cities to prove they have the required amount of financial backing without having to rely on paid work.

The British government will introduce a new Tier 1 route though, called the Graduate entrepreneur route which could be attractive to anyone wishing to study Business in the UK.

For advice on study abroad visas, you can read our visa advice pages.
Read our ten common student visa questions, answered by our experts here.

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