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UK to extend work visas for foreign students by 2 yrs

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bdnews24.com :
The British government has announced a new two-year post-study work visa in a bid to expand opportunities for 'talented international students to build successful careers in the UK'. The new 'graduate route' visa will be open to all international students-including those from Bangladesh-who have a valid UK immigration status as a student and have successfully completed a course of study in any subject at undergraduate level or above at an approved university.
The visa will allow eligible students to work or seek employment in any career or position of their choice, for two years after completing their studies.
Graduates with bachelors or master's degrees are currently allowed only four months to look for work.  
Home Secretary Priti Patel said the new Graduate Route will mean talented international students, whether in science and maths or technology and engineering, can study in the UK and then gain valuable work experience as they go on to build successful careers.
"It demonstrates our global outlook and will ensure that we continue to attract the best and brightest."

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