The United Kingdom (UK) has made plans to grant work visas to graduates of top universities, including Yale and Harvard, as part of its post-Brexit immigration plan. On Monday, May 30th, the government announced its plans to allow applicants with bachelor’s or master’s degrees to obtain a two-year visa, while graduates with doctorates can apply for a three-year stay, regardless of their country of birth.
In addition, the visa will also allow applicants to bring their families. The visas are meant to encourage graduates to start their careers in the UK. They are among the latest measures taken by the country to display the benefits of Brexit as Prime Minister Boris Johnson seeks to move on from the Partygate scandal that has disrupted his premiership in recent months.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak said, “The route means that the UK will grow as a leading international hub for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. We want the businesses of tomorrow to be built here today, which is why I call on students to take advantage of this incredible opportunity to forge their careers here.”