Over recent years UK universities have attracted significant numbers of international academic staff, with non EU staff now forming 12 per cent of the total academic workforce according to data from HESA (2016/17).

The Points Based Immigration System (PBS) was introduced by the Home Office in 2008 and is co-ordinated by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). The system has been constantly evolving ever since.

For the latest news on the PBS go to the Points Based Immigration System section. 

Page last updated June 2018