Proposed commonwealth visa scheme intended to attract more students from India

December 16, 2015
With the Indian students who are highly sought after with the foreign higher education sector, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson had recently proposed a latest visa scheme which intends to pull more students from India to the British Universities.

This proposed visa permits the students from the Commonwealth partners to stay in the UK to do job for a period of two years without any salary requirements followed by the completion of their graduation.  While the students from India would be the first beneficiaries, this visa would be further extended to other nations if this program is believed to be successful.

Proposed commonwealth visa scheme intended to attract more students from India

This latest visa is great news for the students from India, but it is also UK’s know-how strategy in strengthening the ties between the two nations. Students from India, who seek to study in the UK are the third biggest income generator for the London city, but the numbers have been dropped since previous five years.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson had also proposed the second special job visa for the STEM students which would be applicable for the students from all the nations.  Johnson said that the reform would assist to meet the critical shortage of skills in the UK in many areas like engineering, technology and life sciences.

Presently the UK had taken strict stand towards the foreign students and immigration. Meanwhile, Boris Johnson had urged that the present limitations on the foreign students is preventing the brightest students from India to come to study in London and that the UK would be losing the top talent from India and the international leaders of the future to nations like the US and Australia.

The planned Commonwealth work visa symbolizes the efforts made by Johnson for reversing the descending trend of the UK’ mobility, enhancing both the foreign relationship income and the modernization in the process.

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