London Metropolitan University has announced it is to commence urgent legal action against UKBA's decision to revoke its licence to sponsor international students.
The institution said it was making the move so that its students can return to study "as a matter of urgency".
The Government revoked London Met's highly trusted status for sponsoring international students last week after it found more than a quarter of a sample of its students did not have permission to stay in the country.
The university's statement said: "London Metropolitan University has tonight instructed its lawyers Penningtons Solicitors LLP to commence urgent legal action to challenge the revocation of its highly trusted status for sponsoring international students, so that its students can return to study as a matter of urgency.
"Following the leak of the UK Border agency's decision eight days ago which 'announced' the revocation, the university has now had the opportunity to read the report."