The number of international students the UK Border Agency is being warned may abuse the system has risen, a Freedom of Information request has show. 

The Telegraph report: 

More than 100,000 foreign students were suspected of abusing the system to get into the country last year, 20 times the figure of two years ago.

The disclosure raises concerns that tough new rules brought in to clamp down on abuse of the system are being routinely flouted.

Under the regulations introduced in 2009, anyone from outside the European Union coming to study full-time in Britain must be sponsored by a college or university licensed by the UK Border Agency (UKBA). Institutions must also report any concerns to immigration officials.

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