UKCISA is gathering evidence on the perceived impact the announcements on the Graduate and Skilled Worker routes will have on current and recent international students, to inform its work.
At the beginning of December 2023, the UK Government announced that a review of the Graduate route would be undertaken. This review is to focus on ensuring the visa works “in the best interests of the UK, supporting the pathway into high quality jobs for the global talent pool but reducing opportunities for abuse." The review will be completed by the migration advisory committee.
Additionally, the Government has announced an increase in the Skilled Worker salary threshold to £38,700. The Student visa also increased across all services from 4 October 2023, and the International Health Surcharge cost is increasing on 16th January from £470 to £776 for students and their dependants.
UKCISA is aware that this may significantly impact many students who plan to continue their studies in the UK or hope to stay in the country after graduation in employment.
If you are a current or recent international student studying in the UK, we would like to hear your thoughts on how the review and increases will affect your future experience in the UK. Once you have filled out the questionnaire yourself, please share it with others who may wish to contribute to this work.
Complete the questionnaire
The questionnaire will close on Monday 15 January at 3.00pm.