The four-month period allowed for international students studying in the UK to find a job after graduation has been extended to two years from 2020.
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ISTANBUL (TR) - According to a new immigration law issued by the UK Ministry of Interior, international students studying in the UK are allowed to stay in the country for two years after graduation. In 2012, Prime Minister Theresa May was the Minister of the Interior, and the law required foreign students to leave the UK within 4 months. With the amendment of the law, students who are graduating from universities, master's and doctoral programs starting from the 2020-2021 academic year will be able to search for a job in the UK for two years. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, thanks to the change made possible for international students to uncover their potential and make a career in England, he said.
Within the scope of the new regulation, international students will have the right to stay in the UK for 2 years regardless of the department they have graduated from and can apply for jobs independent of the field they graduated from. The Johnson government's move followed a decline in the number of international students enrolling in UK universities. According to official data, international students make a contribution of approximately $ 26 billion to the UK economy every year. However, the long-term lack of regulations to support international students in finding jobs after graduation has led to a decline in the UK's income from the education sector in a competitive environment. This step aims to bring talented graduates to the UK economy in areas such as mathematics, engineering and technology and to increase the number of registered international students.
A work permit will be valid starting from 2020-2021 academic year and the new regulations on visas for Turkish students who want to transfer as detailed British universities are coming to Turkey. More than 20 UK university representatives will share information about entry and application requirements, living conditions and education system in the UK at the invitation of Akare International Education Fairs which will take place in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir on 12-18 October 2019. Students of all ages can register for the fair free of charge at akare.com.tr.
According to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) data, approximately 400 students graduate each year from Turkey, while 1,140 students are going to England for postgraduate study. The most preferred departments of Turkish students for higher education in the UK are Engineering and Technology, Business and Administrative Sciences and Social Sciences. Turkish students prefer Kings College, London City University and Queen Mary London University.
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