Destination for Education is a coalition that is working to defend British Universities’ freedom to recruit international students.

Destination for Education

Destination for Education is led by five Pathway Providers who prepare international students for study at British Universities: Cambridge Education Group, INTO, Kaplan, Navitas and Study Group.

Destination for Education is supported by a broad coalition of organisations who want to see education continue as a British export success.

The Problem

Britain is losing out to foreign rivals in the competition for international students. International competition has never been so strong, and UK universities do not have the freedom they need to compete.

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The value of International Students

Education is one of the UK’s biggest services exports, and one that has significant growth potential. International students generate £25.8bn a year for the economy, supporting over 200,000 jobs across the UK. 

International students enhance domestic students’ learning experiences and add to the vibrancy of our higher education institutions. They also make an essential financial contribution to universities, supporting investment in world-class facilities, ground-breaking research, and bursaries to help British students who might otherwise be unable to afford to attend university.


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News and Articles

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

06 Nov 2018

It's time to take the brakes off the UK's international education export sector

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

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11 Sep 2018

MAC report "huge missed opportunity" says D4E

Responding to the Migration Advisory Committee report, James Pitman of Destination for Education sai...

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07 Sep 2018

Destination for Education’s expectations for the MAC report

The Migration Advisory Committee, which was commissioned by the government in 2017 to assess the imp...

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Supporters


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.