London, England -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/21/2016 -- The UK is currently losing a substantial share of the international student market to its competitors such as Canada and Australia - Could the Conservative governments' immigration policy be to blame? Yes.
Visa requirements have been tightened and new rules put in place, making it harder for non-EU graduates to stay and work within the UK after their courses have finished. In turn there has been a fall in enrollments this year and students are opting to study in other, more welcoming countries – according to a number of reports. The only thing that has stopped this news from being more dramatic is the influx of students from China that we are seeing.
With international students contributing over £7billion to the UK economy, The Higher Education Funding Council for England have already warned that if any further falls occur university finances could see a significant risk.
Keen to comment on this were immigration solicitors Garth Coates and a spokesperson had this to say:
"The number of study visas issued last year dropped by 2.6% in the UK and although may seem unfortunate, there are fortunately a number of immigration solicitors such as ourselves to assist anyone looking to both study and work in the UK."
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