Welcome to BUILA

At BUILA we represent the interests of our 137 Higher Education institution members in this important sector which contributes over 14 Billion to the UK economy. 

Spending by international students supported 206,600 jobs in the UK and resulted in 5.4 billion for off-campus goods and services, that is on top of their university fees and accommodation!

The international arena continues to face some major challenges for all involved with international work in UK Higher Education with the:

  • uncertainty over Europe during and post the Brexit negotiations
  • the policy changes and reforms to immigration rules and regulations which impact on international students
  • increased competition from our global competitors to maintain our pole position as a leading study destination

The BUILA Executive Committee continues to work on our members behalf to respond to these changes through lobbying, through the provision of a forum for debate at a senior level, and through support for the professional development of members and their international staff.

Key facts and figures

On and off campus spending by international students and their visitors in 2014-15

£25bn

13th Annual Conference

Another great success!
Read about BUILA 2017

Annual Report

BUILA's Annual Report 2015-16