In the past year, there has been a remarkable 63 percent increase in student visas granted to Indian nationals for studying in the UK, as per data released by the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS).
According to recent reports, the issuance of student visas to Indian students has witnessed a significant surge. The number of visas soared to over 30,550 in September 2019 from 18,730 the preceding year, marking the highest number since 2011.
The UK government statistics reveal a robust increase in the overall issuance of tier-4 student visas. With a notable 16% uptick compared to the previous year. This is the highest level since 2011.
Furthermore, the data highlights that students from Indian origins constitute a substantial portion of the total non-European Economic Area (EEA) tier-4 visas, along with Chinese residents, accounting for over half of all such visas issued.
The influx of students of Indian origins into the UK underscores the country’s enduring appeal as a premier educational destination. Over 270,000 Indian students are currently enrolled in various institutions across the UK.
This influx isn’t limited to student visas alone. There has been a notable rise in visit visas granted to Indian nationals, reflecting a burgeoning interest in exploring the UK for educational and leisure purposes alike.
In summary, the surge in student visas for Indian nationals signifies a growing trend of students coming from India choosing the UK for higher education. It also underscores the enduring appeal of UK universities on the global stage.
India origin students forming a significant part of the UK’s academic landscape. The country continues to be a preferred destination for international students seeking quality education and diverse cultural experiences.