March 2020 \ Diaspora News \ DIASPORA NEWS
37,500 Indians received UK student visa in 2019

Since 2016, the UK is steadily growing ...

  • Ms Jan Thompson

Since 2016, the UK is steadily growing in popularity as a destination for Indian students and professionals alike, the latest immigration data from that country indicate.

According to the UK Immigration Statistics released in February, over 37,500 Indian students received Tier 4 or study visa in 2019—an increase of 93 per cent from 2018. This figure also represents the largest number of visas issued to Indian students over the last eight years and continues the strong upward trend in student visa numbers since 2016. Indians are currently the fastest growing nationality for student visas.

Jan Thompson, acting UK High Commissioner to India, said: “This phenomenal increase in student visa numbers is testament both to the UK’s leading education system and the exceptional talents of Indian students. We couldn’t be prouder that the best and brightest continue to pick the UK, making the living bridge between our countries stronger each day.”