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The UK’s unwelcoming policies to international students

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9:45 AM | 11 November 2016
by Juan Cruz Tauber
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Juan Tauber a recent graduate talks about his experiences in trying to land a job in the UK where regulations on international students has hardened in the last 10 years.

During the last couple of years, the UK immigration policies have been tightened resulting in augmented difficulties for students from abroad to study and obtain jobs after graduating. This article will offer a summary on how these regulations have evolved over the last half-decade and its results in the UK education sector.

"Non-EU students who opt to settle in the UK for their tertiary studies amount to 18% of the total number of those in higher education".

Statistics have been continuously presenting the positive economic outcomes of hosting international students in universities across the UK. Non-EU students who opt to settle in the UK for their tertiary studies amount to 18% of the total number of those in higher education. According to studies conducted by PwC, overseas students contribute to a net gain of £2.3 bn and support over 70,000 jobs in London only. Despite being far from a burden to national public services, like the NHS, and providing large portions of income to the economy, Britain’s immigration system has been increasingly hardening its regulations for internationals.

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