Foreign Students in UK Banned From Working, Will Be Forced to Leave After Degree

Foreign students will now be banned from working in the UK for the duration of their course. They will also be forced to leave the country once their studies have been completed, and will be required to apply for a work visa in order to return.

A number of publicly funded colleges and immigration advisors in the UK have been involved in advertising college visas as the means to work in the country. These tightened rules have therefore been announced by UK Home Secretary Theresa May in an effort to prevent such fraudulent practices. The new policy does not apply to European Union students, however.

Ministers view the revised student immigration policy as a way to prevent colleges from being used as a “back door to a British visa”

Ministers view the revised student immigration policy as a way to prevent colleges from being used as a “back door to a British visa”. According to official figures, 121,000 non-EU students entered the UK during the 12 months prior to June last year, out of which only 51,000 left, leaving a net influx of 70,000.

The government estimates that the number of foreign students studying in the UK will increase by over 6 percent each year. Home Secretary Theresa May pointed towards these figures as the reason behind her efforts for implementing stricter rules. She has already taken action against as many as 870 bogus colleges by banning them from accepting foreign students.

If you are thinking of going to the UK and working for living expenses or staying after finishing your degree, things have gotten much tougher

Immigration Minister James Brokenshire and Business Secretary Sajid Javid both see this initiative as a positive effort to control immigration in the UK, and, in turn, to prevent the country’s education system from being abused by immigrants.

On the other hand, universities have warned that restricting talented graduates from staying on in the UK could have a negative impact on the British education system. Meanwhile, business leaders have also expressed concern over the revised policy, cautioning that it could lead to a loss of important skills.


  • panjgoori

    Achi baat hai job sirf onke apne awam ke liye honge. Aur hamare Mulk Pakistan mein Afghan refugees aise reh rahe hai jaise ye unka apna mulk hai. Own houses, own cars, CNIC, Govt Job.

    • adil khoso

      Pakistan ki baat na kare q k sab jante ha international yateem khana hai..

      • Genius4g

        sahi kha adil bhai

  • Technocrz!

    Fair enough, thats what students visas are for

    • Khan

      I have seen people study and work out of extreme helplessness and they support their families by this. It’s easy for the blessed people to hail this step but think about those families.

      Khair unka apna mulk hai.

      • Technocrz!

        For work they have work visa category, Two wrong doesn’t make one right.

    • Desi Brit

      Students Visa are for Study (True) they take money from foreign students all they can and there own citizen’s study free in top colleges. that’s not fair. at least they should allow them to work.

  • Zahid Iqbal

    Good decision.

    • Desi Brit

      anyone can tell you were refused to enter the UK as a student on your very first try! :)

  • Jawad Ahmad

    Kool

    • Desi Brit

      Look Guys here’s a person who doesn’t even know how to spell “COOL” :P
      Bastard loves to comment about education!

  • best time to move from UK to Dubai, AUS, CA or USA

    • Desi Brit

      Yea if they will let you in, except Dubai, but if you’re used to UK’s life style, it’s not that easy to move to Dubai or even get work there. I’d Rather move back to Pakistan and try for CA/AUS visa.

      • UK say USA ki danki lag jaye ge. nahi to Europe ki to lag he jaye ge 2 say 3000 pound tak karcha kar k

  • Jawad Ahmad

    Amazed to saw your “COOL” Reply. For the last 15 years, I’ve been using Kool/LOL/LMAO/ROFL/LOLX/LOLZ/WOW etc. Pathetic approach of yours.