The majority of international students studying in UK institutions feel unwelcome, according to a new survey by the National Union of Students (NUS).
The survey was undertaken in response to the proposed new UK Immigration Bill, which would charge international students a £150 NHS levy, and force landlords to carry out checks on the immigration status of students.
The responses, from 3135 international students in further and higher education, found that 50.7 per cent of non-EU students felt the UK government was either “not welcoming” or “not at all welcoming” towards international students.
PhD students were the most likely to feel unwelcome in the UK (65.8 per cent), and numbers were also higher among students from Japan (64.5 per cent), Nigeria (62.8 per cent) and Turkey (61.3 per cent). More...