Visas: Overseas Students:Written question - 179253

Asked by Royston Smith
(Southampton, Itchen)
Asked on: 15 October 2018
Home Office
Visas: Overseas Students
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department plans to subsidise costs of short-term visas for students wishing to study in the UK after the UK leaves the EU.
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 23 October 2018

The Government is considering a range of options for the future immigration system and we plan to publish a White Paper later in the autumn.

The Government strongly wishes to continue to attract international students to study in the UK. We recognise that they enhance our educational institutions both financially and culturally; they enrich the experience of domestic students; and they become important ambassadors for the United Kingdom in later life.

The independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) published its report on the impact of international students in the UK in September 2018. The Government welcomes this report and thanks the MAC for their work. The report makes it clear that international students offer positive economic benefit to the UK and offers a number of policy recommendations. We are considering this report as we develop proposals for the future system

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