http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy David Jobbins. Latest British government statistics show a 1% increase in applications for student visas for university study, but huge falls in applications for the further education and language school sectors – setting the scene for a shrinking UK global market share of international students.
Teresa May, the British Home Secretary, argues that the number of foreign applicants to British universities is actually up at the same time that moves to tackle abuse have cut student visas.
But analysts argue that the government is wrong to claim that the small rise in university student visa applications, from 154,575 to 155,821, means the higher education sector is ‘unaffected’ by its clampdown on visas and migration. Read More...