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(Worthing West)
Asked on: 16 October 2019
Home Office
Visas: Overseas Students
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect on international student numbers of the decision to restrict UK student visas for foreign graduates to four months after completion of their studies.
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Answered by: Seema Kennedy
Answered on: 25 October 2019

The Government welcomes international students to the UK, and recognises that they enhance our educational institutions both financially and culturally.

The recent announcement of the new Graduate route demonstrates that the UK is globally focussed and our commitment to attracting the brightest and best talent from around the world to study and work in the UK.

The UK already has an excellent and competitive visa offer for international students wanting to study at our world-class institutions and the introduction of the Graduate route is aimed at enhancing this by providing greater opportunities for talented international students who will be able to remain in the UK for two years to work once they have successfully completed their studies.

The number of university-sponsored Tier 4 student visa applications increased by 11% in the year ending June 2019, and is at its highest recorded level.

Grouped Questions: 827 | 828
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(Worthing West)
Asked on: 16 October 2019
Home Office
Visas: Overseas Students
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what provision has been made for international students (a) studying and (b) recently graduated that are resident on their student visa since the previous restriction was made in 2012 who are not currently entitled to remain for two years after graduation to find a job.
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Answered by: Seema Kennedy
Answered on: 25 October 2019

The Government welcomes international students to the UK, and recognises that they enhance our educational institutions both financially and culturally.

The recent announcement of the new Graduate route demonstrates that the UK is globally focussed and our commitment to attracting the brightest and best talent from around the world to study and work in the UK.

The UK already has an excellent and competitive visa offer for international students wanting to study at our world-class institutions and the introduction of the Graduate route is aimed at enhancing this by providing greater opportunities for talented international students who will be able to remain in the UK for two years to work once they have successfully completed their studies.

The number of university-sponsored Tier 4 student visa applications increased by 11% in the year ending June 2019, and is at its highest recorded level.

Grouped Questions: 826 | 828
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(Worthing West)
Asked on: 16 October 2019
Home Office
Visas: Overseas Students
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department are taking to enable (a) current students and (b) recently graduated students still resident on their student visa to remain for two years after graduation in order to find a job.
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Answered by: Seema Kennedy
Answered on: 25 October 2019

The Government welcomes international students to the UK, and recognises that they enhance our educational institutions both financially and culturally.

The recent announcement of the new Graduate route demonstrates that the UK is globally focussed and our commitment to attracting the brightest and best talent from around the world to study and work in the UK.

The UK already has an excellent and competitive visa offer for international students wanting to study at our world-class institutions and the introduction of the Graduate route is aimed at enhancing this by providing greater opportunities for talented international students who will be able to remain in the UK for two years to work once they have successfully completed their studies.

The number of university-sponsored Tier 4 student visa applications increased by 11% in the year ending June 2019, and is at its highest recorded level.

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