UK Visas for Indian Students Increase by 63%


As an increasing number of Indian students are deciding to go to the United Kingdom (UK) for higher studies, the number of student visas has expanded by about 63% for the year ending September 2019.

As indicated by most recent statistics from the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS), 30,550 Indian students got a Tier 4 Study Visa in the year, up from about 18,730 the previous year. The statistics further reveal that more than 5.12 lakh Indians were granted tourist visas to the UK, denoting a 9% expansion when contrasted with the previous year, the British High Commission in India said.

“This is now the third consecutive year in which the numbers have increased. It is important to us because these young leaders of tomorrow will reinforce the living bridge that connects India and the UK,” 

said Sir Dominic Asquith, the UK High Commissioner to India, who said the statistics affirm that more Indians are deciding to learn at the UK’s “world-class educational institutions”.

The ONS information, by and large, indicates that in the course of the most recent decade, around 270,000 Indian students have picked the UK as a higher education goal. The UK is home to three of the world’s main 10 colleges.

“The positive growth in student visa statistics, along with the great collaboration between the Indian and UK higher education sectors, ensures that education continues to be key in the relationship between our two countries,”

said Barbara Wickham, Director India, British Council.

In general, it is assessed that more than 1 out of 5 of all UK visas are granted to Indian nationals and 90% of Indian applications are effective, which is over the global average.

India additionally keeps on garnish the number of gifted worker Tier 2 visas granted by the UK over the previous year at 56,241, up from 55,136.

“Indian nationals account for over half (51 per cent) of all Tier 2 visas granted. Be that as it may, in the most recent year there were additionally striking increments in awards for nationals of the Philippines (up 1,998 or 57 per cent), Nigeria (up 1,446 or 71 per cent), India (up 1,105 or 2 per cent) and Egypt (up 1,062 or 76 per cent),” the UK Home Office said in reference to the analysis.

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