The new points-based student visa route under UK immigration was tabled in the parliament by the UK government on September 10, 2020. The new system is claimed to make the previous requirements simpler for visa applications for international students willing to study in UK.
Under the new route, international students will need 70 points in total to be eligible for a UK study visa to join a UK university. The criteria that will decide the points are:
- An offer to join from an approved educational institution
- Fluency in the English language
- Ability to support oneself while living and studying in the UK
The UK Home Office has stated that the new student route will treat all students equally, including students from Europe, in the post-Brexit transition period. This period will end with 2020.
The new immigration policy and its benefits to students extend to the post-study work benefits of the Graduate Immigration route. Thus, the UK has further established its commitment to international students. Their dreams to pursue world-class education will now be fulfilled.
With plans to unleash its full potential, the UK is gearing up to create a new future that will have great prospects for immigrants and a greater contribution of immigrants in economic and social growth.
The new student route will bring improvement on the old Tier 4 route. The new UK Tier 4 visa route will be more streamlined for institutions that sponsor the students and the students themselves.
The competitiveness of the UK in the global education market will be solidified with the new measures. The amazing fact to be read along with this projected advantage is that there will be no limit on the number of foreign students allowed to arrive in the UK under the new student route.
The ambitious plan of the UK is to achieve a target of 600,000 international students migrating annually to the country by 2030. The launching of the Child Student route for younger international students will be another contributor to this plan. This route will open from October 5, 2020.
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