UK university loses visa licence after two students rejected

Newman University vice-chancellor suspects ‘drive to limit the number of institutions that are able to recruit and teach international students’.

 

A UK university’s licence to recruit and teach overseas students has been revoked because two prospective students had their visa applications rejected by officials.

 

Birmingham-based Newman University has lost its Tier 4 visa licence because the failed applications by a pair of non-European Union students pushed the institution past the 10 per cent refusal threshold set by the Home Office.

 

Scott Davidson, the Catholic university’s vice-chancellor, said that the decision left “a suspicion that there’s some kind of…drive to limit the number of institutions that are able to recruit and teach international students”.

 

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