Industry stakeholders have welcomed the reopening of visa application centres in many countries around the world, saying that it will be “hugely beneficial” to institutions planning for their autumn intake.
UK sector bodies have proposed a national loan scheme for students from selected countries among a range of measures to maximise the UK's competitiveness as it kickstarts the recovery of international student recruitment.
The UK post-study work visa should be fast-tracked into law and extended by six months in order for the UK to maintain its competitive edge in the international student market, the Russell Group has urged.
Economic implications, combined with health concerns around Covid-19, could disrupt the movement of internationally mobile students for up to five years, a leading scholar has suggested. He also suggested east Asia would grow in power as an education destination.