Our response to the delay of the Immigration Bill's white paper

Following reports that the white paper for the Immigration Bill will be delayed until the autumn, Sarah Williamson, of Destination for Education, commented: “While it is disappointing to hear that the immigration white paper will not be released before October, we hope that the government uses this additional time to consult with industry experts and set out how a post-Brexit immigration system will allow the UK’s higher education sector to thrive.

As the UK’s competitors in the sector surge ahead, with Canada seeing a 22% increase in international student arrivals over 2016 and Australia seeing a 15% increase year on year to April 2017, it is vital that the government protects a key export for the UK and helps the UK to become a more attractive destination for international students. The Immigration Bill will be an excellent opportunity to do just that.”

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...


11 Sep 2018

MAC report "huge missed opportunity" says D4E

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


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...



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.