The number of visas granted to students from outside the EU is to be cut in a crackdown on abuses of the system, UK Home Secretary Alan Johnson has said.
Mr Johnson said tougher rules would require applicants to speak English to near-GCSE level and ban those on short UK courses from bringing dependants.
He said the rules were aimed at those who came to the UK primarily for work.
Sunday, 7 February 2010
BBC story - "Foreign student visas to be cut by UK"
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