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.
Key stakeholders have welcomed the UK government's announcement that EU students attending universities in England will continue to pay domestic fees in 2019, But there has been no decision on their long-term status.