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Universities get extra money to cover drop in international student numbers

Universities are to get a cash boost to help them deal with a drop in numbers from overseas students due to coronavirus: iStock
Universities are to get a cash boost to help them deal with a drop in numbers from overseas students due to coronavirus: iStock

Universities will be able to access extra funds to help them deal with a drop in overseas student numbers.

Ministers have said grants and low-interest loans will become available to cover up to 80 per cent of income losses due to fewer international students enrolling as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

University-led research will be protected through emergency finance schemes as higher education establishments deal with budget holes.

Around £200m of the investment will be

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