For a lot of students aspiring to study abroad, one of the major objectives is to eventually settle in the country they’re going to study in. Establishing a successful career and eventually settling in the country is a pretty big deal for those students who step out of their comfort zones to pursue high-quality education.
It is also interesting to note that several European countries have gained a lot of traction among international students over the past few years. Among them, the UK has emerged as one of the top preferred study abroad destinations by Indian students. In compliance with their diverse cultural base and an ‘open-to-all’ approach towards education, the UK government has adopted a lenient plan for the PR policy for international students.
However, a lot of students are yet to educate themselves regarding the PR process and often miss out on its benefits. In this blog, we will guide you through the entire PR application process in a step-by-step manner.
1. Apply To Study In The UK
The first and foremost step in the process is to apply for the UK student visa. If you’re not already familiar then you should know that the UK is home to several globally ranked universities that offer specialized courses in a diverse range of fields. It also offers ample employment opportunities to international students through a 2 years’ Post Study Work Visa (PSW).
The eligibility criteria for admissions vary with each university but the student visa application process requires you to produce certain documents such as your passport, the university admit, and UK address. Moreover, certain universities require you to pass IELTS - an international examination that provides proof of your proficiency in the English language while other universities grant you admission on the basis of MOI letter.
Once your identity is confirmed by the UK government, you are eligible for the student visa, also known as the tier-4 visa. As of March 2019, the validity of a tier-4 visa is six months after the completion of the course for post-graduate students while it is one full year for doctoral students. Once you get your student visa approved, you can study your desired course at the university of your choice.
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