Work visa, ease of finding a job
The UK Home Office has reintroduced its post-study work visa for international students. This means that all Indian students from recognized universities in the UK can stay there and look for work for at least two years after their course.
This applies to all disciplines and all courses—undergraduate, postgraduate, or research courses. Also, you don’t need to have a job offer to apply for a post-study work visa.
In order to be eligible for the visa, students should have been studying in the UK for at least a year and should be present while applying for the visa.
This rule does not apply if you were forced to complete your course outside of the UK due to covid-19. In order to land their dream job in the UK, students would have to push themselves and start applying before the course ends. An impressive résumé can help students to stand out from the crowd and land a job.
Covid rules and regulations are not the same for all universities and students need to check with the respective institutions to get updated information. However, the good news is that the UK has taken India off its red list.
This means that flights are currently operating from India to the UK and back. At the same time, you need to take a covid-19 test within 72 hours of your departure, and also book a test to be taken after you arrive in the UK.
Once you arrive, you must take another test within 48 hours and submit a negative report if you are fully vaccinated. If you do not qualify as fully vaccinated, you would need to quarantine at your residence for 10 days after arrival.
All these might seem like a lot of rules and regulations, but this shouldn’t stop you from availing quality education and a dream career in the UK, as there are plenty of scholarships available as well for all international students, including Indians. Good luck!