1. To increase education exports to £35 Billion per year.
2. To increase the numbers of international higher education students studying in the UK to 600,000 per year.
Since Brexit, the UK has managed to form a deal with the EU, implying that through the newly acquired independent trading policy, the UK can establish trade relations, globally.
The Coronavirus pandemic has had a subsequent impact both in the UK and across the globe which reinforced the case for international collaboration and demonstrated just how significant it is to maintain the support of both the recovery and the sustainable growth of international education and education exports.
THE GLOBAL BRITAIN AMBITION
The update is the Turing Scheme: students will be able to undertake study and work placement abroad. This new scheme replaces the Erasmus + program. It is backed up by over 100 million and provide funding for around 35,000 students in universities, colleges and schools who wish to go on placements overseas, starting this September 2021.
Equally, we expect the roughly same number of students coming to study in the UK in return.
The priority countries are:
INDIA, INDONESIA, SAUDI ARABIA, VIETNAM and NIGERIA
Other significant markets will include:
BRAZIL, MEXICO, PAKISTAN, EUROPE, CHINA and HONG KONG.
The focus will be to increase education exports, diversifying the recruitment base for international students and addressing market access of online and blended education provision.
AN AMBITIOUS IMMIGRATION OFFER
A new graduate route will be launched in summer 2021. This route will provide a period of 2 years for undergraduates or master’s students to stay in the UK to work or look for work after they have completed their degree in the UK. International doctoral graduates will be able to stay in the UK for 3 years after they have completed their studies. This gives them an opportunity to contribute to the UK economy.
Distance / blended learning was permitted throughout 2020/2021. The government has confirmed that international students studying by distance /blended learning will remain eligible to apply for the Graduate route provided they arrive I the UK to complete one term’s face to face learning.
New points-based immigration system which includes new student and child student routes has streamlined the immigration process and improved the application process for international students. (source: gov.uk)
Study of up to 6 months is now authorised under the standard visit route through which most visitors and tourists will come to the UK. The 6 to 11 months short term English language study route remains in place, permitting English language students to come to the UK without sponsorship.
The cumulative impact of these changes suggests that UK will provide the most attractive and competitive student migration regime of any country in the world.
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