UK Tier 1 Post-Study Work Visa will not be re-introduced

As expected, the UK government has said it will not be re-introducing the Tier 1 Post-Study Work Visa, a decision that the Scottish government has described as ‘deeply disappointing and damaging.’ As previously reported by, the Scottish government has been trying to persuade Westminster to bring back the Tier 1 Post-Study Work Visa, which enabled international students on Tier 4 visas to remain in Scotland and work following graduation.

A statement of support has amassed 257 signatures including signatures of representatives of all of Scotland’s publically funded colleges. Other signatures included the sector body Colleges Scotland, Universities Scotland, the representative body for Scotland’s 19 higher education institutions and representatives from 64 businesses. The re-introduction of the visa has also received cross-party support in the Scottish Parliament.


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