Half of non-EU students in UK feel unwelcome

The survey gained 3,135 responses from international students who were asked how they felt about the UK government and individual policies in the Immigration Bill and the proposed NHS levy.

The figures for international students who said the UK government was not welcoming or not at all welcoming were highest for students from Japan (64.5 per cent), Nigeria (62.8 per cent) and India (62 per cent), and also for PhD students (65.8 per cent) and those with dependents (57.5 per cent).

Almost a fifth of non-EU students would not recommend the UK as a place to study for a friend or relative, with this figure being higher for students from Pakistan (38.5 per cent), Nigeria (36.8 per cent) and India (34.5 per cent).

When asked if a UK£150 (US$248) NHS charge with a visa per year of study would impact their ability to study, 74 per cent of non-EU students said it would make it more difficult to study or that it would be impossible to study, while 52 per cent of EU/EEA students gave the same answer. (Please note that in the report, there is no data breakdown between “more difficult to study” and “impossible to study”.)

via Half of non-EU students in UK feel unwelcome.

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