Foreign students to reportedly be barred from UK unless studying at top universities

The British government is looking to reduce migration, which affects the ability of international students to study in Britain.

LONDON — Foreign students who want to study in Britain will be turned away if they don’t get a chance at a “top university,” according to a report by The Times newspaper.

Ministers are said to be discussing how to reduce immigration to the UK after a record high in net migration on Thursday.

According to the report, it will also limit the number of family members students can bring into the country. The rules also apply to overseas students who are not already resident in the UK

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Around 1.1 million people arrived in the UK in the year to June, and around 560,000 left in the same period, leaving net migration at a record 504,000 people, according to the Office for Immigration National Statistics on Thursday.

Announced plans to ban foreign students from studying in Britain appear to be at odds with the government’s International Growth Strategy from 2019, which is designed to increase the number of international students who studying in the UK every year to 600,000 by 2030.

That target was achieved in 2020/21 when more than 605,000 non-UK students enrolled in higher education, according to the Office for Higher Education.

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The strategy was originally set out to “support the UK education sector to engage with international opportunities,” according to the government’s website.

A Home Office official said there was no “reflection” on the idea that foreign students could be banned from entering the UK.

However, there was a statement from Home Secretary Suella Braverman, who said that the records of people traveling to the UK due to the conflict in Ukraine, refugees from Afghanistan and the ban on right in Hong Kong, but the British people “reasonably expect” that the migration will decrease over time.

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“This level of migration has been forced to live and provide housing, health, education and other public services. We need to ensure a sustainable, balanced and managed approach, so our policies will continue immigration under review,” Braverman said. in the story.

“My priority remains to combat the rise of illegal and illegal crossings and stop the abuse of our system.

The Conservative government has launched a number of initiatives after pledging to reduce net migration to the UK in its 2019 manifesto, including its controversial plans to reduce immigration to Rwanda and deal with France to focus on small boat crossings.


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