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Theresa May: Foreign students must leave the UK on completion of their degree

According to a new set of rules outlined by Theresa May, foreign students who are studying in the UK will be forced to leave the country as soon as their course finishes.

In her new rules, the Home Secretary also announced plans to stop foreign students from working in the UK while they are studying.

In addition to not be able to work whilst studying, foreign students will also be banned from applying for a visa once they finish their course.

The Home Secretary’s rules will affect all students coming into the country from outside of the European Union.

The changes have been praised by many ministers who have concerns that colleges are being used as a back door entrance to gaining a visa that would enable the students to live and work in Britain on completion of their degree.

To back up the government’s decision, the Home Secretary stated how last year 121,000 non-EU students entered the UK but only 51,000 left.

Cecily Sheppard

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