The Home Office has announced that new routes for international students who wish to apply for a UK Student Visa will open early this year.
As introduced in the immigration rules laid in Parliament on 10th September 2020, both the Student route and the Child Student route will open on 5th October 2020. All the most talented students from across the globe are welcomed to apply if they wish to pursue their studies in the UK.
In addition, these new rules aim to allow more international students to benefit from the new process, whilst their sponsors have time to adapt to the new coronavirus regulations.
Both student routes are now open for overseas students and will include European pupils coming to study in the UK after the Brexit transition ends. In other words, this will be a more simplified and well-organised application process, which will offer a way for all international students to submit their application.
Kevin Foster, Minister for Future Borders and Immigration, said:
“The UK is a global leader in higher education, research and innovation. As we look to the UK’s future place in the world, we want to protect our hard-won status and the opportunities it provides to help with the economic recovery of towns and cities across Britain – as well as finding solutions to the wider challenges that face our society.
We welcome these changes to the immigration rules, which will help to ensure the UK remains an internationally attractive place for the best and brightest students to study. We will continue to work with the government to ensure our visa system remains flexible and responsive to developing issues, such as those emerging from the coronavirus pandemic.”
The news has been welcomed by many British professors and experts. For example, Colin Riordan, Cardiff University’s Vice-Chancellor, said:
“Given the continuing uncertainties arising from the global pandemic, it’s even more important that the UK is seen as open and welcoming so we can retain our hard-won status as a global leader in higher education, research and innovation.
That’s why these changes are welcome. The new arrangements will send a clear message that we have the support of our government to welcome talented students from across the world to come and study with us.”
If you wish to study in the UK, you can get in touch with our professional London immigration lawyers to get professional help. One of our advisers will guide you through each step of your Student Visa application, and provide you with all the assistance you need to achieve your desired results. Call us on 020 4502 8582 for immediate help.