Good News ! UK universities likely to increase intake of Indian students
Indians are the second-largest international student population in United Kingdom but India student’s turnout has decreased in recent years between 2013 and 2018 largely because the post-study visa was abolished but now Indian students have a reason to rejoice as the United Kingdom (UK) universities are welcoming Indian students with open arms.
In 2012, the government had scrapped the post-study visa which allowed international students to work in the UK for two years after graduation.
As UK begins separating from the European Union (EU) on March 29 this year, the UK’s leading universities which are going through financial crunch in the face of Brexit is eyeing upon Indian students.
The universities are working towards boosting Indian student’s enrolment in UK by 7 percent. The top most universities in UK are all set to increase its foreign students to 50% and will cut down on enrolments from home.
The overseas students pay more than 30,000 pounds a year for a degree, nearly four times as much as UK students whose fees are capped at 9,250 pounds. To manage financial deficit, the universities are likely to increase intake of Indian students this year.
Why it is a good news?
Ahead of Brexit ,The government is looking forward to introduce a new visa policies that will allow international students to work in the UK for a longer period after they graduate. The students can apply to colleges on a level playing field with their European Union counterparts as they also stand an equal chance of securing a spot.
More job opportunities
It will create more job opportunities. The UK universities will provide six months post study leave which will give students more time to find permanent skilled work and to work temporarily during that period.
– PTC News