S4M-15335: Post Study Work Visa

14 Jan 2016

That the Parliament deplores the decision taken by the UK Government that there will be no return of the post-study work visa for overseas students in Scotland; considers that such a visa would allow students who have studied in Scotland to remain and work there for a period of time, benefitting themselves and the Scottish economy; believes that there is widespread support in Scotland for the post-study work visa; understands that this decision was taken before the UK Parliament’s Scottish Affairs Committee had completed its inquiry into the visa system; considers that such a system could attract more students to study at Scotland’s universities in the future, and believes that the UK Government should drop its opposition to such a change in the rules.