Individuals who are looking to come to the UK to study English may be buoyed by the news that they are now being allowed to stay for longer.
According to an article in the Daily Telegraph, people looking to learn the language will be able to remain in the country for 11 months, which almost doubles the current period.
Last year in the UK 37,000 individuals arrived from abroad through the student visitor route, the newspaper stated, with most of these coming to study English.
Up to now those from abroad have only been allowed to stay for half a year but this has been extended by immigration minister Damian Green.
The move is targeted at individuals arriving to specifically attend an English language course following concerns within the sector that six months was not a sufficient amount of time to complete the program.
This comes after the Scotsman reported that foreign students will not be targeted by the Scottish government in a bid to pay for the country's higher education.All articles
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