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UK’s closure of post-study visa to hit Indian students

LONDON — A facility that allowed Indian students to work here for two years after their courses are over will be closed from Friday as part of the Cameron government’s drive to cut migration, which may put-off those aspiring to study in the UK.

Under the Tier 1 (Post-study work) route, Indian and other non-EU students were able to take up work for two years here after the completion of their university courses. This route will be closed from tomorrow, the Home Office has announced.

The facility was popular among self-financing Indian students who sought to recover some of the expenses of studying here by working for two years.

The facility also enabled them to gain work experience in the UK that was seen to aid career prospects in India.

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