Full association to the next EU framework program should be "plan A" and preventing barriers to mobility for staff and students a priority, the EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee of the House of Lords has heard in an evidence session.
There are 1.6 times as many students studying for UK higher education awards overseas than there are international students studying in the UK, with more locations and universities engaged than ever before.
Gyimah said he "welcomes UUK post-study work visa proposal", and that the forthcoming MAC report "offers us an opportunity to ensure our policy on student migration recognises the contribution that overseas students make".
Students should "continue to benefit from world leading universities [in] UK and the EU" after Brexit, the British government said as it declared its negotiating position. But stakeholders have called for more clarity.