UK Student Visa: Indians have created a buzz around the world with their ability. Indian is not less than anyone in any field. A large number of students from India go to UK and other countries for studies. Until now, the largest group of overseas students was Chinese, but now Indians have outnumbered the Chinese here. For the first time, the number of Indian students studying in the United Kingdom (UK) has exceeded that of Chinese students. According to data released by the UK Home Office, there has been a 273 per cent increase in the number of visas granted to Indian students.
The UK’s Sturdy Wed data, collected by the Office of National Statistics, ONS, has revealed that Indian students have overtaken the Chinese and now have the largest number of students studying in the UK.
A total of 1,27,731 visas for Indians were granted by the end of September 2022, according to the Home Office for Sturdy Visa Applications in the UK. This information has been obtained from Home Office figures. According to this report, the number of Chinese citizens, especially students, declined by 2 percent compared to 2019.
2 percent decline compared to the previous record
“Chinese nationals were the second most common nationality-sponsored student visa grant in the year ending September 2022. There were 116,476 visas granted to main applicants, a 2 percent increase from the number seen in 2019 (119,231),” the report said. is less.”
Dominance of Indians even in work visa
Apart from student visas, the UK has also approved a total of 56,042 work visas. Of these, 36 per cent visa holders are Indian citizens. The UK introduced the Graduate Route visa in July 2021. Under this, students will be allowed to live and work on completion of their degree. According to the UK Home Office report, this scheme was also dominated by Indians.
Indians beat other countries too
Overall, the Home Office also recorded that visas for Nigerian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi nationals are three times higher than those of Indians in 2019.
UK-India Young Professionals Scheme
Recently, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the UK-India Young Professionals Scheme. Under this, up to 3,000 visas will be approved annually for Indian students and professionals aged 18 to 30 years to live and work in the UK for up to 2 years.