The UK Government is proposing a number of changes in the immigration rules which will have a huge impact on all non-EU foreign students.
Under the main changes which are likely to impact Malaysian and other non-EU foreign students and their dependent include the following:
1. Students will only be allowed to work on campus during the week in term time.
2. Dependants of students will not be allowed to work in the UK unless they get a Tier 2 visa from the employer. Means no more cleaning jobs.
3. Closing down the Post Study Work (PSW) Scheme. means we have to go back as soon as we graduate.
4. Remove right of dependants to come to UK unless the student is on a course of 12 months or more. This may not be relevant to the PhD students, but it will definitely have an impact on those students with family taking a Masters course.
The Government is no carrying out a consultation with various Universities.