The Home Office has responded to Boris Johnson's calls for a change to visa rules, to allow Indian students to work after their UK study is over.
“The student visa regime we inherited was open to widespread abuse. It neither controlled immigration nor protected legitimate students from poor quality sponsors. Our radical reforms are tackling these problems head-on, while making sure Britain remains open for business. The UK has some of the very best universities in the world and talented international students are welcome here. Indeed, there is no limit on the number of students who can come to the UK.
Put simply, all those who can speak basic English and have sufficient funds and qualifications can come. And those who can get a graduate job earning more than £20,000 can stay to work after their studies. That is why it is no surprise that UCAS acceptances of international students are up 4% this year. As the Mayor of London has said ‘the vast majority of Indian students do get a visa, 75% of them get one pretty much straight off'”.
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