Oral question answered on Monday 16 October 2017
On Monday 16 October, Chris Law (SNP) asked the Secretary of State for Education what her policy is on the number of international students who are admitted to the UK
Answered on 16 October 2017 by Brandon Lewis, Minister for Immigration:
The Government are working hard to continue to attract international students to study here in the UK. There is no limit on the number of genuine international students that educational institutions in the UK can recruit; nor do we intend to change that position.
I have the honour of representing in my constituency two universities, Abertay University and University of Dundee, with a large intake of international students. Does the Minister agree that the Government’s confused approach to international students, based on information, will damage Scotland’s reputation as a world-leading destination for study?
The short answer is no. The hon. Gentleman might be a bit confused, because we have been clear all the way through that we want good, genuine international students here at good, genuine institutions. The Government should take great credit for shutting down bogus colleges, so that when students come here they know that they are going to a good, strong institution. They play an important part in our economy, and we encourage that to continue.
- Posted by Rhys Newcombe-Jones
- On 18/10/2017