The count of UK study visas given to Indian students saw a jump of 93 per cent as over 37,500 Indian students got permission to pursue academics in the country in the year 2019. This is 93 per cent more as compared to the year 2018 when 19, 497 visas were given.
Indians are the second most common nationality to be given study visas after Chinese. According to the UK Immigration Statistics data, Indians have got 57,199 skilled work visas in the year 2019, a 3 per cent increase as compared to 2018.
The data comes after the UK makes a statement the introduction of post-study work of two years for international students via Graduate Immigration Route. Boris Johnson the Prime Minister of UK stated in December 2019 that this two-year post study work permit will be applicable for the international students who graduate from the summer of 2021 or fresh admissions.
This will permit the international students to stay in this splendid country to work or look for jobs after they are done with their studies. After searching for a suitable job, graduates will be able to switch to the skilled workers visa.
The current UK Immigration Statistics published on 27 February showcase that over 37,500 Indian students received a Tier 4 (study) visa in the year 2019 and 93% hike from the previous year.
This showcases the largest number of visas issued to all the Indian students over the last eight years and continues the strong upward trend in student visa numbers since the year 2016. Indians are presently the fastest growing nationality for student visas.
“Most of the population is aware of these rules and the student applying for a UK visa needs to be updated. So, for the same visa monthly is working devotedly to inform the audience about the happenings in the immigration industry” said by official.
Indian nationals also got over 57,000 Tier 2 skilled work visas last year. This accounts for over 50% of all skilled work visas given globally, meaning more were granted to Indian population than the rest of the world combined.
The UK continues to be a famous destination for all the Indian holidaymakers. More than 515,000 Indian nationals received visitor visas last year and an 8% increase compared to the previous year. In 2019, 95% of Indian nationals who applied for a UK student or visitor visa were successful, an increase of 5% on the previous year.