Visas: Higher Education

Home Office written question – answered on 13th September 2016.

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Photo of Daniel Zeichner Daniel Zeichner Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will bring forward proposals to amend visa regulations to better support international university staff and student mobility in order to expand UK universities' science and research markets outside of the EU.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill The Minister for Immigration

We will continue to reform the student visa system to tackle abuse, and deliver an effective immigration system that is fair to British citizens and those who play by the rules. At the same time, we continue to be committed to ensuring our top universities are a magnet for the best students from around the world.

Our immigration rules for non-EU workers already cater for highly skilled workers, including academics, scientists and researchers

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