International Student Enrollment Declines Due to UK Student Visa Changes
April 3rd, 2013 by Jennifer Frankel
The United Kingdom is slowly earning a new reputation among would-be international students. Although the nation – as home to such heavyweights of higher education as Oxford, Cambridge, and the London School of Economics – has long been a highly sought-after destination for international students from around the world, recent legislation has begun to mar this once-sterling renown.
Thanks to a new series of visa regulations that came into effect in April 2012, aspiring international students seeking admission to colleges and universities in the UK now face more stringent questions than ever. University officials say the government’s new immigration standards are to blame for recent declines in international student enrollment. Read the rest of this entry »