63% hike in Indian student visas
There was a remarkable 63% hike in the number of Indian students being granted visas to study at British universities over the past year by the UK government. The data from UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal that 30,550 Indian students received a Tier 4 Study Visa for the year ending September 2019, up from nearly 18,730 the previous year. “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,” stated Sir Dominic Asquith, the UK High Commissioner to India.