International students at UK universities will only be able to extend their studies at the same academic level if they can prove it relates to their previous field of study. They will also need to prove they have more savings than before.
The UK maintained a leading position in the global ELT market in 2014, but is losing market share as it faces increasing competition from other destinations, according to English UK’s annual statistics report.
Universities UK has nailed its colours to the mast in the country’s in-out European Union debate by launching its Universities for Europe campaign that aims to inform academic discussions around the issue and empower students to vote.
On April 6, the UK government announced that it was reducing the number of approved providers of Secure English Language Tests – those that can be used to support a visa application for sub-degree applications – from four to two. Beckie Smith assesses the impact.