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 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...

 British universities prepare for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit

British universities prepare for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit

Half of the 75 British universities that responded to a recent Universities UK survey conducted to assess the level of...

 UK restores two-year post-study work visas

UK restores two-year post-study work visas

Editor’s note: After some initial confusion around when foreign students would be able to obtain post-study work visas, the UK government has confirmed that “any eligible student who...

 Report seeks to measure the “Brexit sensitivity” of prospective students

Report seeks to measure the “Brexit sensitivity” of prospective students

An advance data release from the QS International Student Survey 2019 reaffirms the prevailing views of prospective students with respect to the UK’s pending departure from the European...

 Non-EU applications to UK universities up this year

Non-EU applications to UK universities up this year

The UK application registry UCAS has released new data from its 15 January admissions deadline for the 2019/20 academic year, and so we now have an early view of...

Foreign student numbers up modestly for British higher education

With 458,490 international students enrolled in UK universities in 2017/18, the UK’s higher education sector experienced 4% growth over the previous year. Newly released Higher Education Statistics Agency...

British university leaders say a no-deal Brexit “one of the biggest threats” ever

An open letter from five higher education groups in the UK – Universities UK, the Russell Group, Guild HE, Million Plus and University Alliance – says that the prospect of...

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...

Major review of UK policy on international students seen as a “missed opportunity”

The British government should undertake a modest easing of its policies around post-study work rights for international students, but international students should not be removed from net migration...

UK confirms funding and fees for EU commencements in 2019/20

For the third consecutive year – following similar announcements for 2017/18 and 2018/19 – the British government has confirmed that European Union students will remain eligible for student loans and...

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...

Notable growth in international applications to British universities this year

Having tallied “on time” applications to British universities for the 2018/19 academic year, the UK application...

UK: Report puts value of international higher ed commencements at £22.6 billion

A newly released study makes clear the economic impact of foreign students in UK higher education, estimating that every ten non-EU students contribute a net impact of nearly...

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...