India and the UK has announced this year as the year of research, education and innovation, after the Indian Prime Minister visit to the UK.
According to Jo Johnson, UK Minister of States for Science and Universities, the programs that have been started under the collaboration would go long way in cementing the relationship and getting the targets that are being set out, He also said that the number of students from India has not decreased because of the clauses in the UK immigration.
He also informed that the UK attracts more foreign students than any other nation in the world, and that includes around 21,000 students from India.
In India, UK is hosting the biggest Chevening program in the world. With around 2.6 million pounds of budget for funding 130 scholarships for the Indian students. Around 88% of visa applications by students are successful. The students just require selecting an institution that has been on the UK’s sponsorship list and they had got sufficient funds, they require good level of skills in English Language.
Majority of the students from India who are applying for the visa are getting one, and the rise in the rate of visa issued is reflecting the high number of applicants are attracted towards the UK. Last year, around 89% of entire applications for student visas were granted. Around, 11,600 visas were granted to the students from India with many of those students studying at the University of the UK.