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UK Government: International students will be eligible for Post Study Work Right even if they study online now
The UK government has issued updated guidance to confirm that international students will remain eligible for post-study work rights at the end of their degree course even if they have to begin the 2020-21 academic year online from abroad given the coronavirus lockdown.
"Students will normally be expected to undertake their studies in the UK to be eligible for the Graduate route. However, if students are required to either continue their current studies or commence a new course by distance or blended learning due to COVID-19, they will still be eligible to switch into the Graduate route on a concessionary basis if they spent some time studying outside the UK.Students will benefit from this concession if they enter the UK before 6 April 2021 and complete the final semester of their studies in the UK," notes the Home Office guidance issued this week.