Visa crackdown affected ‘more than 12,000’ international students

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 11:59 AM AST


More than 12,000 international students may have lost places at U.K. colleges in a government crackdown on fraud, with only some getting their money back. Students who lost places included those with allegedly phoney English-language qualifications, but also others who enrolled in good faith at an institution that lost its licence. A sponsorship working group set up to assist genuine students was told that more than 5,000 people had been given 60 days to find a new place to study or to leave the U.K.

Source: Times Higher Education