More than a quarter of international students, or 33,240 dependents, were among the 161,000 recruits drawn to the UK last year.

UK universities are promising the "Bring your family" initiative for international students and promoting graduate visas for students to stay and work in UK

The UK government expressed worry of the tripling numbers of dependent students receiving visas to enter the UK. To manage it, govt is considering to limit enrolling in "low-quality" courses.

The number of Indian students overtook the number of Chinese students who came to the UK last year including 33,240 dependent students, making a quarter of all international students.

The British Council is expected to unveil agents and new database authorized companies to recruit international students next week.

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