• UK student visa rules at a glance - The new visa rules notified by the Home Office - UK Border Agency have put several restrictions on students wishing to pursue education in the UK and the right to work.

    The website of Home Office - UK Border Agency has listed new changes in student visa rules which are as follows:

    • From April 2012, any institute wanting to sponsor students will need to be classed as a Highly Trusted

      sponsor, and will need to become accredited by a statutory education inspection body by the end of 2012. The current system does not require this, and has allowed too many poor-quality colleges to become sponsors.
    • Students coming to study at degree level will need to speak English at an ‘upper intermediate’ (B2) level, rather than the current ‘lower intermediate’ (B1) requirement.
    • UK Border Agency staff will be able to refuse entry to students who cannot speak English without an interpreter, and who therefore clearly do not meet the minimum standard. 
    • Students at universities and publicly funded education colleges will retain their current work rights, but all other students will have no right to work. We will place restrictions on work placements in courses outside universities.
    • Only postgraduate students at universities and government-sponsored students will be able to bring their dependants. At the moment, all students on longer courses can bring their dependants.
    • We will limit the overall time that can be spent on a student visa to 3 years at lower levels (as it is now) and 5 years at higher levels. At present, there is no time limit for study at or above degree level.
    • We will close the Tier 1 (Post-study work) route, which allows students two years to seek employment after their course ends. Only graduates who have an offer of a skilled job from a sponsoring employer under Tier 2 of the points-based system will be able to stay to work.  


Working while studying

According to Shivani Manchanda, Director, Careertrack, students attending universities retain the right to work for 20 hours a week on a part-time basis.  But those going to private colleges will not get the right to work part-time.  

 

Post Study Work (PSW) route  
According to Ravi Lochan Singh, Managing Director, Global Reach, the rights of students already in UK under the previous law are protected and they will continue to enjoy PSW as promised. But the PSW route has been closed since April 2012. However, post completion of studies, graduates can work provided they have a job offer in tune with their qualifications and pays minimum 20,000 pounds a year. 

“It should not be a problem for those going for specialist Master’s degrees. But is a tad unfair for good students who get research positions in laboratories (before going for PhD), as they are paid marginally less,” says Shivani. However, the UK Government has pledged to develop an entrepreneur route for “bright and innovative students with a business idea”, wanting to work in the UK. Undergrad students will no longer be able to bring dependent relatives with them to the UK. 

 

English requirements
“An average good quality student attending a university needs 6.5 or above in the IELTS for admission,” says Shivani. The new rules make IELTS or TOEFL compulsory, and demand a higher score. This will impact private colleges accepting students with a low score.

 

Final word 
Good institutes will get or have already received “Highly Trusted” status, and will indicate this on their website. So, students must ensure is that they choose such a university or college.

 

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The USA, The UK, Australia, and Canada - Among these countries which country have best infrastructure and best Salaries for Neurosurgeons?

Suryashis Chakraborty 18th Mar, 2020

Hello Raja,

According to salary reports by esteemed Institutions like Glassdoor, the following average salary packages are expected to be earned by entry level Neurosurgeons in different countries across the globe.

The United States of America - $ 306,000 per annum

Canada - $ 312,000 per annum

United Kingdom - £ 165,000 per annum

Australia - $ 381,000 per annum

With experience, the figures may rise and may stand around amounts nearly as triple the entry level salary package.

When it comes to infrastructure, the United States of America if definitely on the top due to the prevalence and application of modern cut technologies and instruments. The industry has also applied Artificial Intelligence in the mix to revamp it's present facilities.

Hope this helps you. We wish you the best for your future endeavours!

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Compared to USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Singapore, which country is better for Neurosurgeons interms of Working Time, Risk, Happiness, Salary, etc

Sonali Sahu Student Expert 24th Mar, 2020

Hello,

Singapore will be a better choice due it advance technology. you will get to learn many new skills and have an efficient work skill. working time will be 8am -5pm which can be different as per hospital norms and rules or need.

Risk is there in everything. You have to take risk to reach success. Happiness depends on satisfaction. If you are not satisfied with yourself you can never be happy. so work efficiently and help patients to relieve pain that will be your greatest happiness. Salary is very high for a neurosurgeons.

for entry level neurosurgeons salary is $278,935 holding 1-3 years of experience.

Hope it helps!

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is it hard to get into top universities with marks around 80s in ug and will I be eligilble for scholarships?

Masira 16th Dec, 2019
Hello,

The cutoffs of the top universities will be an important consideration when you think about admissions. Scoring 80's will help you get around 80% and it seems like a good score and will be able to help you get into good university. However, it purely depends on what is the cutoff of a particular university. The same goes for the scholarships. There are universities that will be providing scholarships bases on merits and you can check on the site of the college before applying to see what are their scholarship providing criteria. If you have a particular university or college in mind go through their official website to find relevant information that will help you make better decisions.

Hope this helps.
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What university would be best to do psychology in United Kingdom and also with scholarship and would accept 6 months fees

Vishwaksen Gouda Student Expert 5th Oct, 2019

Hello Varun Marwah,

Here are the best universities to study the psychology where your study related to your practical work

Here it is

1. University of Oxford.

2.university of St Andrews.

3. University of Bath.

4.University of Cambridge.

5.UniversityCollege London.

6.LancasterUniversity.

7.u niversity of York.

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Is it easy to get permanent residence in UK or we should return back after completion of study post work visa.....

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 25th Sep, 2019
Dear Vinay, obtaining a permanent residency in UK is quite a lengthy process usually. Now UK has extended the stay for Indian Students post their studies by 2 years. Which means, even if you complete your studies, you can extend your stay by 2 more years.  It depends on the route you are applying through. The following visas require this time to apply for Indefinite leave to remain:

Marriage or unmarried partner to UK citizen: 2 years

Lawful stay on any basis which is a long stay: 10 years

Unlawful stay: 14 years

Tier 1 and Tier 2 work permit: 5 years

Investor, sportsperson, business owner, arts: 5 years

Ancestry: 5 years

If you manage to get a good paid job you can get permanent residency under work permit within 5 years.
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