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.

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.