Overseas Students:Written question - HL2847

Asked by Lord Ashcroft
Asked on: 17 November 2014
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Overseas Students
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to encourage foreign students to enrol in United Kingdom universities.
Answered on: 27 November 2014

The International Education Strategy recognised the huge contribution that overseas students make to the UK and all genuine overseas students are welcome to study in the UK.

The Government and the higher education sector are taking every opportunity to promote the UK’s offer and the warm welcome the UK extends to international students, including through using the ‘Britain is GREAT’ campaign. For example, the High Commission in Delhi began work last year (with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK Trade and Investment and the British Council) to promote UK education at outreach events, exhibitions and road shows in some of India’s biggest cities. The ‘Britain is GREAT’ campaign is also promoting UK education across a range of other countries.

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