UK student visas: The UK government is considering its plans to slash the number of student visas nearly by half. The Universities are not happy and have expressed their dismay over government’s decision as they say that many of the deserving candidates would not be able to get admissions with the implementation of this new rule.
Th issue was raised by the Home Secretary Amber Rudd in October at the Conservative Party conference demanding tougher visa rules.
UK student visas to be cut down by half by the UK government
“They are telling some students there is exactly the same quality of course available in India so why are you coming here. That is outrageous”, said a Vice-Chancellor of University in UK.
While the UK Home Ministry Spokesperson said, “Claims the Home Office is modelling cuts to reduce international students to a third (100,000 a year) are categorically untrue…We want to strengthen the system to support the best universities – and those that stick to the rules – to attract the best talent. The British people have sent a clear message that they want more control of immigration and we are committed to getting net migration down to sustainable levels in the tens of thousands.”
“Education is vital for our students and will define our engagement in a shared future. We must, therefore, encourage greater mobility and participation of young people in educational and research opportunities”, PM Narendra Modi had said in UK-India Tech Summit in New Delhi.
The number of Indian students has been decreasing dramatically in the country. The University heads reveal that the international students bring more than £10.7bn to the economy and thus international student visas help in income generation for the country.