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A UK university’s licence to recruit and teach overseas students has been revoked because two prospective students had their visa applications rejected by officials.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