As the abolition of the UK's Post Study Work scheme approaches, the other main destination countries for international students are one by one increasing the ease with which international students can stay on to work.
In Australia, entitlements will range from a two-year visa for students with a Bachelor's degree to four years for those with a doctorate.
Meanwhile Germany is expected to launch the EU "Blue Card" later this year, giving international students unrestricted work rights for a year after graduating - up from the 90 days they are given at present.
International students in France are celebrating victory as the French government has relaxed stricter rules it introduced last year for international students seeking work visas.
Will the UK be able to sustain a position which is out of line with increasing numbers of its competitors?