UK rejects post-study work visa
The UK government on January 13, 2016 rejected demands for the reintroduction of the post-study work visa, popular among Indian and other overseas students from outside the European Union, stressing “the brightest and best of students should not come here and do menial jobs”.
The number of Indian students coming to the UK fell from 19,000 in 2010-11 to 10,000 in 2012-13, according to a report by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. Removal of the post-study work visa route has been widely recognized as one of the major off-putting factors, resulting in Indian students beingattracted to other destinations like the US and Australia.
Scotland has been keen to reintroduce the scheme at least for its region to attract more international students to Scottish universities.