2022-11-25 11:09:42

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

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By Hannah Ward Glenton

Key Points

  • Foreign students wanting to study in Britain may be turned away unless they have secured a place at a top university, according to a report by The Times newspaper.
  • The plans come as the Conservative government attempts to reduce net migration, as pledged in its 2019 manifesto.
  • A record 504,000 people immigrated to the U.K. in the year to June, according to the Office for National Statistics.

The U.K. government is looking to reduce migration, which could impact international students' ability to study in Britain.

LONDON Foreign students wanting to study in Britain may be turned away unless they have secured a place at a top university, according to a report by The Times newspaper.

Ministers were allegedly discussing how to reduce flows to the U.K. after record levels of net migration were reported on Thursday.

According to the report, there will also be restrictions on how many family members the students are able to bring into the country with them. The rules will also only apply to foreign students who aren't already living in the U.K.

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