Student visa reform

Published on Friday, 28 January 2011 12:52
Posted by Scott Buckler

The immigration minister has addressed criticisms by leading figures in higher education who oppose plans to reduce the number of foreign students coming to the UKDamian Green said:


'Attracting talented students from abroad is vital to the UK but we must be more selective about who can come here and how long they can stay.'

He added that education sector views will be considered as part of a public consultation on how best to reduce the number of students coming to the UK.Around 41 per cent of students sponsored between April 2009 and the end of August 2010 were studying at below degree level.

The types of courses on offer can be as basic as tuition in CV-writing.

Source: ©Home Office

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