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A crackdown on foreign students isn’t the only reason universities will struggle

21 May 2024

8:29 PM

21 May 2024

8:29 PM

Reducing the number of overseas students able to come to Britain would be a needless attack on one of our most successful export industries. But should we really believe David Cameron’s warnings to Rishi Sunak that universities are in danger of going bust if the graduate visa scheme is removed, or reformed (graduate visas give graduates the chance to stay on and work in Britain for up to two years)?

The government would be foolish to choke off foreign students

Data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) does not appear to show any desperate crisis in university finances.

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