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