Also, it will compel them to set up their campus work abroad, the findings by the international law firm state.
Nearly three out of every ten UK colleges and universities are planning to set up a campus abroad. And nearly 90 percent of UK colleges and UK universities are of the view that they will be in need of higher collaborations with international colleges in the coming times, states the survey.
The government has proposals to reduce the total number of UK student visas to be issued every year to international students for enrolling in Under-graduate courses. Also, the proposal awaiting public consultation includes increasing the requirements of English language and compulsion of clearing a secure independent test in order to verify their English language ability level. The proposals include limiting the rights of the foreign students to work in the UK.
UK student visas will be limited only to highly trusted sponsors accredited by the UKBA (UK Border Agency).
Any attempts to limit immigration of foreign students in the UK along with a crackdown on fake UK colleges is posing a major threat to the £42million worth education sector of the country, states the Learning and Skills Council.
It is being feared that such changes, if introduced in the UK, will not just affect the major UK colleges and educational institutes but will have a big affect on the FE (Further Education) institutions in the UK. And the resultant decline in the number of foreigners seeking UK student visas will lead to a significant reduction in the revenue of the education sector in the UK.
No wonder, the UK colleges and UK universities will have to seek alternative options in order to bridge the gaps caused by decline in the international student enrolments.
And it will have a significant impact on the UK economy and in the social development of the nation as well as other nations.