Foreign students require more assistance for doing work in Scotland

December 02, 2015
Foreign students in the Granite City and all around the Scotland require more assistance to reside and work in the UK. This was the inquiry which was heard yesterday.

The Committee for the Scottish Affairs had visited the Aberdeen University after the launch of the review into post-study work schemes.
Foreign students require more assistance for doing work in Scotland

The post study work visa, which grants non-EU students to reside in the UK and work for the period of two years after completion of graduation, was removed in the year 2012.

Students are now residing for the period of four months after the completion of their education before they should leave the UK.

Yesterday, the committee heard that the universities of Scotland are trailing out to the likes of the US, Australia, and Canada due to the visas in place.   

The business and the academic giants were also invited and also Humza Yousuf, who is the Europe and Foreign development Minister.

According to the principal and the vice chancellor of the Aberdeen University, Sir Ian Diamond, the higher education system in Scotland was world class.

He also said that in Scotland, there were students from over 120 nations at the universities who had created the universal environment while also enhancing the economy of the country and the outline of Scotland.

The committee also heard that the post-study work visa will assist the graduates to reside in Scotland and find employment.
There was the cross-sector and the cross-party hold up for the post study work visa said Mr.Yousuf. 

He also said that there is no hesitation in his mind that Scotland is at the competitive drawback by not providing the potential foreign students a post-study work path. The proposal was also planned for the month of March 2016, and also welcomed more discussions with the government of the UK.

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