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Immigration rules for international students

Published Tuesday, November 15, 2016

This pack has been produced ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall at 2.30pm on Wednesday 16 November 2016 on immigration rules for international students. The Member in charge of this debate is Stuart C McDonald MP.

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This Commons Library debate pack summarises the current Immigration Rules applicable to students from outside the EEA, explains the Coalition Government’s decision to close the post-study work visa and discusses the impact of changes on the UK’s higher education sector. It also explains the impact of the inclusion of students in official estimates of net migration.

Commons Debate packs CDP-2016-0212

Authors: Terry McGuinness; Nerys Roberts; Oliver Hawkins

Topics: Immigration, Students

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