International students in UK will be safe: Donelan
KUWAIT CITY, July 16: The United Kingdom, more than ever before, has become the leading study destination for Kuwaiti students. UK Ambassador to Kuwait and the Minister of State for Universities Michelle Donelan, through their statements assured prospective Kuwaiti students that British universities are open to welcome them even though COVID-19 pandemics is causing many challenges in this regard.
As reported by Studying-in- UK.org during the academic year 2019/2020 were enrolled over at British universities and colleges in a wide range of different disciplines, making the UK a trendy choice for students seeking higher education outside Kuwait.
Great Britain Ambassador to Kuwait Michael Davenport encouraged international students to apply to study in the Kingdom while he was announcing the reopening of the UK Visa Application Centre in Kuwait.
On the other hand, the Minister of State for Universities Michelle Donelan makes sure that international students in the UK will be safe and that they are doing everything to support them.
“While it is difficult to know how long the current disruption will last, I want to be clear that the UK is open and will offer a world-class education wherever you study and in whatever form that the degree takes,” said Minister Donelan. International students have been recommended to make contact with the universities they are considering to find out how they are planning to adapt courses for the next academic year.
This year admission processes and modes of teaching might look different, taking account of the challenges of COVID-19. However, the UK’s universities are continuing to recruit international students, who are encouraged to apply even if they are unable to travel to the UK to meet the usual timelines. “UK degrees are of a high standard and enjoy international renown whether they are delivered in person or online. Their quality is guaranteed by UK quality assurance agencies,” said UK ambassador to Kuwait for those who will have to follow their studies online.
Kuwaitis studying at British universities will from summer 2021 be able to benefit from two years’ work experience in the UK upon graduation via the new graduate immigration route. This means that graduates from the summer of 2021 can stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for a period of two years