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New visa rules make the UK a great choice for study


The UK government has announced a new two-year post-study visa scheme, transforming how talented international students are able to build successful careers in the UK. The new ‘Graduate’ immigration route will be available for all international students with valid immigration status, who have completed a course of study at undergraduate level or above.

The new visa gives a two-year opportunity to find work that builds on qualifications and gives valuable international work experience.


York and North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire is the biggest county in the UK and is also one of the most beautiful areas of the country. The county has many areas of outstanding beauty including the Yorkshire Dales and the Yorkshire Coast and there are countless things to do and see.

York is a small City of 200,000 people and is regularly voted among the best places to live in the UK (The Sunday Times, 2018). The city is beautiful, historic and very safe and offers a vibrant life for students and visitors. Easy to get around, the city attracts over six million tourists a year and offers history and culture as well as fantastic shopping, dining and entertainment.

York St John University – an International University
A truly international university, with students from over 100 countries, York St John has risen rapidly in the UK University Rankings, putting the University in the top 30 in the UK for overall student satisfaction and 10th overall for satisfaction with teaching quality.

International students are offered a great experience with full support through the application process from start to finish and advice and guidance to help them through the visa process. When students arrive, they benefit from ongoing help and advice and opportunities to meet other UK and international students, as well as trips to see other parts of the UK.

A Personalised Experience
With 7,000 students on the York Campus and the newly opened London Campus, students will find a great range of courses, a strong community, inclusive ethos and a truly tailored learning experience. Small course sizes, individual tutors for each student, an open-door support policy and the fact that the academic staff make the effort to get to know their students, gives a personalised learning environment and somewhere to thrive and reach individual potential.

Through the University’s LaunchPad careers centre, they will help students develop interviewing skills, a resume and a personalised career plan. The Grad2Director programmes are available to all international students and will support students to start up their own business either in the UK or back home. Placements are offered across the majority of courses and coupled with extensive business links, give great opportunities for careers to be launched before graduation.

Join the Community
Apply now to join the York St John community in 2020 and benefit from the fantastic opportunities that come with studying at a high-quality university in one of the UK’s favourite cities. With great scholarships on offer, this opportunity may be closer than you think.


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