A pilot scheme for the streamlined processing of international postgraduate students' visa applications has been extended to 23 further universities around the UK, after a successful first stage at four institutions.
The UK government this week released its 'Industrial Strategy', and STEM education is a key focus. Educators have expressed a mixed reaction, calling it a "good start", but asking for continued investment and support across the sector.
New figures from the UK today will suggest that 97% of international students leave after their studies, which negates concerns about significant numbers of overstayers. Home Secretary Amber Rudd has called for a detailed study into the impact of international students.
A new student visa pilot is being implemented at four universities in England, it was announced last week, which will allow students to submit less documents for their application as well as stay six months after their studies.