Addressing the issue of international student visas, Immigration Minister Damian Green told MPs in the House of Commons:
Institutions must comply with the rules whether they sponsor 10, 100 or 1,000 international students.
This includes having a system to check that students have the right visas to study in the UK and monitoring the attendance of students.
Universities must ensure that students can speak English and have the right qualifications to study at degree level.
UKBA [UK Border Agency] found systemic failures which meant that London Met has not been able to ensure the appropriate admission and tracking of students from abroad.
Should a university lose its licence to admit non-EU students? The Home Office says London Metropolitan had the chance to put things right.
More than 2,000 foreign students could face deportation from the UK after the Government stripped a university of its visa licence.