The UK higher education sector's reputation remains strong internationally, but recent immigration reforms have generated both opportunities and threats for the successful recruitment of overseas students, potentially impacting the funding environment for the UK's universities.
This report analyses recent trends in international student recruitment, and recommends that government:
• launch an international student growth strategy
• communicate a consistent message that the UK is welcoming to international students
• remove students from any net migration target
• enhance post-study work opportunities for international graduates