UK Courses Alluring for Indian Students

December 15, 2023

UK Opens Doors for Indians Via Graduate Route and Young Professional Scheme

Graduate Route and Young Professional Scheme: New Gateway to the UK for Indian Students and Professionals

The United Kingdom has recently made a significant announcement that will impact thousands of Indian students and young professionals seeking to pursue careers abroad. According to the latest news, the British government has introduced two new visa routes, the 'Graduate Route' and the 'Young Professional Scheme', enabling Indian citizens to study, work, and live in the UK for a duration of 2 years. This move is aimed at encouraging diverse talent and strengthening bilateral ties between India and the UK.

Graduate Route and Young Professional Scheme Explained

The Graduate Route is a student-friendly policy designed for international students who have completed their graduation in the UK. This new visa provision allows them to stay, work, or look for employment opportunities in the UK for two years after they have successfully finished their studies. Earlier, there was limited time post-study for students to find employment in the UK, but this scenario changes with the new Graduate Route in place.

On the other hand, the Young Professional Scheme is geared towards qualified, professional individuals from India. This new route offers an exciting opportunity for selected young Indian professionals to live and work in the UK for two years. This scheme aims at promoting cultural exchange and enhancing the extensive and historic relationship between the two nations.

Potential Impact and Future Implications

The introduction of the Graduate Route and Young Professional Scheme are indeed welcoming news for many who wish to call the UK their second home. This new provision is expected to encourage a higher influx of Indian students and professionals to the UK. It also signifies a shift in UK's policy towards immigration, potentially making the UK a more attractive destination for international talent.

This comes as part of the UK's new points-based immigration system announced in 2020, which aims to attract "the brightest and the best" from around the world, with a focus on skilled workers. The UK's decision to offer more flexibility to Indian citizens, who make up a significant part of the international student community in the UK, further strengthens its position as a global study and work destination.

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