“You should know more than the hiring manager about this,” Picot says. At Aston University, Saskia Loer Hanson, pro-vice chancellor international, related, “We have not seen many actual deferrals at Aston. I have a bad feeling that this psw improvement is more about attracting students than actually being fair.

The student graduating in and after Summer of 2021 are eligible for Stay Back in UK for two years. Macroeconomic events take significant time to have any visible repercussions.”. “We are urging the government to implement the new visa route as soon as they can, to ensure that as many current students as possible can benefit,” noted Stern. “However, very few of these initial enquiries have resulted in subsequent deferrals.”, She continued, “We were concerned that this could have an adverse impact on our September starters, but thankfully it appears to not have had much of an impact. Students are hence advised to keep a check on the official website for understanding the new rules, as and when it is released. Those with valid UK immigration status who completed an undergraduate-level course at any UK Higher Education Provider are entitled to this UK post-study work visa. The move was very welcomed and appreciated by the international community. The Student visa route has replaced the Tier 4 visa route. The 2020 International Student Survey report also found that 60 percent of international students would be more likely to consider studying in the UK if the UK post-study work visa was extended to three years instead of two. I am raising this query in light of the fact that I shall be studying in UK for my final year only. Only if you are graduating after summer of 2021, so for bachelor students 2 year psw is valid but not for masters enrolling in jan 2020. and completing their course before September 20. Writing about different things from around the world gives him immense pleasure, and a very healthy by-product is sharing the information and helping others in the process.

Visa issues are less of a concern for students who are from the EU, which guarantees freedom of movement. “However, our research shows that overall awareness of the visa extension among international students remains very low. QS published these findings in its latest 2020 International Student Survey.

Indians are the largest number of beneficiaries from these rule changes in Post Study Work Visa and extension in Stay Back Period extending the permit to two years.


Questions around eligibility and possibilities for deferment from incoming international students have been an unintended consequence of the UK’s announcement to re-introduce post-study work rights. Will I be eligible for PSW?

The actual details may vary. He says overseas students should show prospective employers that they anticipate potential visa issues.

The news will be welcomed by those working in universities and key stakeholders advocating for the UK to come out fighting to maintain its market share of international students. Students at King’s College London are given the opportunity to complete a paid ‘internship’ at the university working on projects aimed at improving the student experience. She explained that UKCISA – whose members work on the frontline dealing with international student issues and questions – has reached out to its members to ask for data on how many students are actually deferring. The new post-study work visa is seen by some as a response to Brexit, to ensure talented students still choose UK universities. I started my Masters that comes with an additional year for internship in 2019. Students that started studies in January 2020 and to finish in June 2021, are they eligible to the post study visa ? What about the students graduating on September 2020.