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UK is opening new routes for international students to Apply for visa

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 15, Sep 2020

UK is opening new routes for international students to Apply for visa The government of UK is opening the Student and Child Student route on 5 October 2020 for the best and brightest overseas students from across the world. By introducing the new routes for foreign students to apply for visas is a step to meet government's commitment to introduce a new points-based immigration system. Let us find out more details about this update.

New routes for international students

The government has announced in the parliament on 10 September 2020 that the Student route and Child Student route both will open on October 5, 2020 to invite the best and brightest foreign students from across the world.

Post Brexit, the International students are likely to play a key role in the UK's plan to set free the potential of the country. The foreign students often make key contributions academically, and financially and economically.

In view of Covid-19 pandemic, a few international students are opting to defer their home nation onto courses in the United Kingdom until the spring semester of 2021. Presenting these new routes now shall help the students in getting benefit from the new modernized process at the same time giving sponsors time to acclimatize after their autumn intake.

The routes treat all students likewise, with foreign students, including those from Europe coming to study after the changeover period ends, using the same, streamlined route when it opens for applications.
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No limit on the number of international students

The UK government will not put any cap on the number of overseas students, who can come to the UK. It will help to enhance the total number of foreign students opting to study in the United Kingdom higher education system every year to 600,000 by 2030, as set out in the International Education Strategy published in March 2019.

Students shall need a total of 70 points to be granted leave. They will attain the required points if they can show that they have an offer from an approved academic institution, efficient in English and are able to support themselves during their studies in the United Kingdom.

Moreover, the government wish to retain the best and brightest students to continue to contribute to the UK post-study. This is the reason that government is introducing the Graduate route in the summer of 2021.

This new route will help the students who have obtained a complete degree at UK Higher Education provider with a record of accomplishment of agreement to stay in the UK for 2 years (3 years for PhD graduates) and work at any skill level. It also allows them to switch into work routes if they get an appropriate job.

The government on its way to deliver its new points-based immigration, which will lure talent and take back control by considering individuals from every part of the globe equally.

To get latest update and information about overseas immigration routes and to apply for PR visa, skilled visa, study visa, etc. in the suitable country this year, you may get in touch with our qualified immigration expert on Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777 or you can drop us an e-mail at


Rajneesh Kumar

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