The tough visa restrictions that were imposed for the students' entry to UK would soon be eased said David Cameron, Prime Minister of Britain. He has anticipated that the tough impositions of the foreign students for the visas would be a danger to the £8 billion revenue generated by applications from the foreign students. A vast majority of the students come from China and India.
The PM's office had reached the conclusion that may Indian students would be discouraged from applying to the UK due to immigration problems. An official from Cameron's office has reported that “The PM understands these concerns and would make necessary changes in the policies soon”.
India had been discussing the issue with UK at every possible meeting with a major initiative being taken by the high commission. Vince Cable, Secretary for Business, innvation and skill, British Cabinet also had been supporting this cause.
In 2010, a manifesto has been promised stating that the net immigrations would be restricted to be under 100,000. But Cable and David Willets the universities minister were against the restriction of immigration of foreign students. They argued that the students shouldnt be considered in the figures as they would return from Britain after the completion of their courses.
One in 10 undergraduate or postgraduate students in the UK comes from outside the country, with China followed by India providing the main inflow. With Britain scrapping post-study visas, those outside the EU who can afford to pay full fee for university education in the UK have been deterred from doing so.
Germany, which has recently increased the intake of Indian students, with its high quality education at cheaper tuition fees, is a considerable threat to the Universities in UK.