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 UK introduces new points-based immigration system

UK introduces new points-based immigration system

The UK Home office has announced that EU students will now be treated in much the same way as non-EU students, with some exceptions, under a new immigration...

 Foreign enrolment in UK higher education up 6% for 2018/19

Foreign enrolment in UK higher education up 6% for 2018/19

There were more than 485,000 international students enrolled in UK higher education institutions in 2018/19...

 Survey reinforces the impact of Brexit on UK attractiveness

Survey reinforces the impact of Brexit on UK attractiveness

At this writing, the UK is poised to crash out of the European Union on 12 April without an exit deal in place. British parliamentarians are engaged in...

 UK higher education under pressure

UK higher education under pressure

After first easing controls on student head counts in 2012, the government moved to eliminate caps on undergraduate student numbers for English universities in 2015. The idea was to...

 Parliamentary report adds to momentum for UK policy changes

Parliamentary report adds to momentum for UK policy changes

A recently released British parliamentary report calls for a new international strategy to boost the UK’s competitiveness in international student markets. The report, authored by the All-Party Parliamentary...

Study estimates that UK immigration policy has cost billions in lost exports

It is well known that international students generate substantial economic benefits not just for education institutions, but also for local and national economies. For example, the value of...

Universities UK renews call for clarity on Brexit terms

The UK and European Union reached an important milestone in the Brexit talks last month. On 19 March, negotiators formalised an agreement for a 21-month transition period running...

Initial Brexit agreement offers greater certainty for movement between UK and EU

There was a moment when it looked like an agreement between the UK and the European Union around the first phase of Brexit negotiations could be slipping away....

Contrasting EU and non-EU trends for British higher education

The global strength of the British education brand is showing this year with record-high application volumes...

Report: UK Home Secretary pushing for removal of international students from net migration counts

The UK’s inclusion of international students in net migration statistics has often been contentious – and perhaps never more so than now. Media reports suggest that Prime Minister Theresa...

Enrolment in British independent schools down slightly this year

The annual census of the Independent Schools Council (ISC) finds a marginal drop in the enrolment of non-British pupils whose parents live overseas. The 2017 census indicates a...

UK: Higher education holding; poised for growth in ELT

Foreign enrolment in British higher education has been essentially flat for the last couple of years. Meanwhile, student weeks in English Language Teaching (ELT) programmes fell by 13%...

EU applications to UK higher education down 7% for 2017

Earlier this month, higher education delegates to the British Parliament’s Exiting the European Union Committee provided further evidence of declining volumes of admissions applications from EU students. Speaking to...

British educators call for Brexit clarity

The annual European Association for International Education (EAIE) conference was held in Liverpool last week. It was the first major international education conference in Europe following the UK’s...

Checking in on English testing requirements for study in the UK

In April 2015, the British government substantially overhauled the system for Secure English Language Tests (SELT) in the UK. As a result, IELTS became the only approved test...