UNITED KINGDOM

Scottish minister to hold post-study visa talks

Scotland's international development minister is to hold talks with the United Kingdom government after it rejected calls for the reintroduction of a work visa system for international students, reports the BBC News.

Alasdair Allan wants the government to approve a more flexible system for those looking for work north of the border after they qualify. The UK-wide post-study visa scheme was scrapped in 2012. Since then, the Scottish National Party has campaigned for its return.

An inquiry by the Scottish affairs committee earlier this year concluded that removing the visa had made Scotland a less attractive destination to study. But the UK government rejected the call, saying other visa options were available for former students.
Full report on the BBC News site