We welcome the Home Affairs report

Destination for Education welcomes the Home Affairs Committee’s recommendation for the Government to “remove immediately student migration from the net migration target”. Since 2010, the Education Committee, Home Affairs Committee, Public Accounts Committee, BIS Committee and Lords Science and Technology Committee have all made this recommendation and the time has come for the Government to heed their collective advice.

Sarah Williamson, a spokesperson for Destination for Education, said: “Keeping international students within the net migration target sends out the wrong message to prospective international students who, as the data shows, are choosing to study elsewhere, with UK international student numbers flatlining in a global market which has grown by 34% since 2010.

Destination for Education urges the government to listen to the unprecedentedly consistent advice of the six parliamentary committees which have called for the removal of international students from the net migration target, to help our universities to compete in a fierce global market.”

News and Articles

We are working hard to support universities’ ability to attract international students. Updates can be found here.

29 Jan 2019

Immigration Bill Briefing

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill   Destination for Education is a ...


18 Jan 2019

Home Office must reassess its practices

Responding to the Financial Times report on the Home Office, Sue Edwards, Director of Compliance and...


06 Nov 2018

It's time to take the brakes off international education

It is time for the government to take the brakes off international education and work with the secto...



Destination for Education is backed by a broad range of supporters, including: The UK’s leading universities; Pathway providers who help prepare international students for study in the UK; Business representatives; Campaign groups.