University of Nottingham to take part in pilot scheme for easier foreign student visas

University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham has announced to take part in a pilot scheme intended to make easier visa or finding permanent work in UK for some international Students. University has confirmed along with others 23 that they will join the pilot scheme for foreign students studying master degree in Britain.

A spokesperson for the University said: “We are delighted to have an opportunity to take part in the extended Tier 4 visa pilot project which will bring benefits for our international applicants and students.

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“Our international students boost the UK economy and support jobs. They also increase our cultural diversity and enrich the learning environment for all students at UK universities.”

The scheme only applies to the University of Nottingham’s 2018-19 intake.

Chief Executive of the Russell Group Dr Tim Bradshaw said:  “International students enrich the learning environment on our campuses, enable local businesses to connect globally and bring huge economic benefit to the UK.

For every 7 international undergraduate students at a Russell Group university, £1 million is added to the economy.

“The extension of this pilot is good news. It offers students a streamlined visa application and expands our post-study work offer.

“This will help attract students to study here and enable the UK to benefit from talented international graduates. We hope to see this scheme rolled out more widely as soon as possible to those universities that can demonstrate high levels of compliance with the visa regulations.”

Currently the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Bath and Imperial College London are taking part in the Tier 4 visa pilot. And a further 23 universities will join them, including the University of Nottingham.

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