The United Kingdom is an excellent destination for Indian students looking to study and work in the UK. But getting the right visa can be a challenge. However, new rules introduced by the UK government have made it easier.
New rules for Indian students include a two-year post-study work visa. This means that after completing their academic course, Indian students will be able to remain in the UK to find permanent residence.
New immigration rules aim to increase the number of international students in the higher education system. To qualify for a visa, foreign students must be over 16 years of age. They also have to show that they can meet the cost of living in the UK.
A student is permitted to stay in the UK for up to 2 years after completing their Master’s degree. If they hold a PhD, they are permitted to live in the UK for three years.
In the UK, people staying for more than six months are required to pay the Immigration Healthcare Surcharge (IHS). After paying IHS, they are entitled to use the National Health Service.
Students must also take a Secure English Language Test (SELT), equivalent to IELTS 4.0. Those below the standard level will have to take the test as well.
Students who do not receive financial support from their family can apply for a scholarship. In this case, the sponsor must provide a printed copy of the letter.
The visa decision will normally come in about three weeks. However, the embassy may ask for more documents.