It has been suggested that an overhaul of international student visa rules should apply to those due to graduate in the coming months.
Current overseas students set to graduate next year are unlikely to benefit from major changes, announced by the Prime Minister, which will allow future students to stay in the UK for two years after graduating in order to find work.
The proposals, announced by the Prime Minister, cover international students who start courses in 2020/21 at undergraduate level or above.
It is understood it will also apply to those already on higher education courses with Tier 4 visas (a general student visa) when the changes are introduced.
But this means it is not expected to apply, for example, to those currently studying in the UK and due to graduate next year.