London: Under pressure from education and industry leaders to review recent curbs on student visas, British Prime Minister David Cameron is likely to reverse policy and remove international students from official immigration figures, a measure that may relax some of the restrictions.
Due to the curbs, many international students have reportedly been deterred from considering Britain as a destination to study.
Some universities have reported a fall in applications from India, but the actual figures will be known later this year when the academic session begins.
As education and industry leaders petitioned Cameron with figures that international students bring 8 billion pounds annually to the British economy, The Sunday Times quoted a source at 10 Downing Street as saying: "The prime minister understands these arguments and is definitely considering a change of policy"....more
10:40 AM, Jul 09, 2012
London: Universities UK, the representative body of varsities in the UK, on Wednesday sought to reassure Indian and other international students that the country is "safe and tolerant" with low levels of violence and street crime. Expressing sadness at the killing of Indian student Anuj Bidve in Salford on December 26 in an unprovoked attack, Professor Eric Thomas, president of Universities UK, said that such incidents were rare in the...
09:46 PM, Jan 04, 2012