UK study dreams may turn sour, Rishi Sunak mulling stricter laws
The influx of international students is a huge contributor to the net migration rise in the UK
Getting admission to UK universities might get tougher for foreign students as Rishi Sunak government is planning for strong measures to bring down the net migration from a record level. As per reports, the UK government might even consider putting a ban on foreign students, except those who are accepted by the top universities.
However, if a ban on foreign students is implemented, then the most hard hit would be Indian students. ONS revealed that Indian students have for the first time overtaken Chinese as the largest group of foreign students studying in the UK with a massive 273% hike in visas granted over the past few years.
This comes days after the Sunak government gave a go-ahead to the new youth mobility partnership scheme that offer as many as 3,000 visas to young professionals from India to live and work in the UK each year.
Under the new scheme, as many as 3000 young Indian professionals will be offered visas every year to stay and work in the country for up to two years. The reciprocal scheme will also involve British nationals living and working in India.
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