Changes to international student visa application requirements

15 June 2018

Commenting on the announcement that the Government is simplifying visa application requirements for international students entering the UK from selected countries under the Tier 4 visa scheme, Russell Group Chief Executive, Dr Tim Bradshaw said:

“This is good news. The UK reaps important economic, social and cultural benefits from the international students who study here and we know that a simple and welcoming visa system is key in attracting them.

“China is clearly an important market for Russell Group universities and we are pleased to see other countries on the list, such as Mexico and Thailand, where we expect to see growth in the future. 

“Following announcements this week on new entry routes for international entrepreneurs and the decision to ease restrictions on foreign doctors and nurses, the Home Office appears to be on a roll.

“We hope that the next step will be to take international students out of the net migration target, sending the message that we are an open and global Britain.”  

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