The University of the West of Scotland could become the first UK university to offer a fee refund to students – including international students – who fail to graduate, in an effort to boost its global competitiveness.
English UK welcomed education agents from across Europe to Scotland on its recent spring inward mission, soon after Scotland's External Affairs Minister spoke out in favour of plans to re-introduce the two-year Post-Study Work visa should Scotland gain independence. Six Scottish centres were showcased to the visiting agencies.
Scotland has announced plans to re-introduce the post-study work visa enabling international students to work in the UK for two years post-graduation, should it become independent from the UK. The proposal is included in a white paper outlining plans for Scottish independence, 'Scotland's Future'.