HEBRG Report finds UK Universities spending more than £300,000 each on meeting UKVI requirements annually.

A recent study from The Higher Education Better Regulation Group (HEBRG) claimsconfusion over a new student visa system saw UK universities spend £67m in 2012/3 in order to meet the new Home Office requirements.This represented an increase of £27m from previous estimates and HEBRG claim the confusion is found over what was required and the “constant rule changes” as universities sought to comply with the new rules.

The Home Office said it had revamped student visas to tackle abuse. The Tier 4 points system for student immigration was launched in March 2009 with a primary aim of controlling the entry of International students to the UK. Under the new system, higher education providers must adhere to strict guidelines and undertake accurate record keeping.
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