28 August 2020
The latest statistics released by the Office of National Statistics reveal that the number of Indian students in the UK has more than doubled. The UK Home Office granted a total of 49,844 Study Visas to Indian students by March 2020 which is almost 17% of the total 299,023 sponsored study visas. The trend indicates a continuous rise in the number of UK study visas granted to Indian students since 2016.
A huge number of Indian students choose to study at UK universities leading to the UK fast emerging as the most popular study abroad destination for young Indians. The country offers unique benefits to international students and has a long history for offering world-class higher education. UK universities have a long standing reputation for cutting-edge research and innovative learning environment making it the most sought after study destinations in the world.
The UK Government has also extended the Graduate Immigration Route for international students allowing them to stay back in the UK and work for upto 2-years( and 3-years in case of PhD students) further adding to the country's popularity amongst the international student population.
Studying in the UK is a great way to start your international career and a free consultation with SI-UK can help you learn more about UK universities, courses, scholarships and post study visa options in the UK.
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