93% increase in Indians who got UK study visas - Global Education Times (GET News)

93% increase in Indians who got UK study visas

Over 37,500 Indian students received UK study visas in 2019, a 93% increase from last year’s number.

The latest UK Immigration Statistics, which was published last week, revealed that this is the largest number of UK study visas which have been issued to Indian students across the previous eight years.

This rise denotes the continuation of the strong upward trend in UK student visa numbers for Indians, which has continued to grow since 2016.

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UKIBC study reveals top barriers to deeper UK-India HE collaboration - Global Education Times (GET News)

UKIBC study reveals top barriers to deeper UK-India HE collaboration

The United Kingdom’s immigration policy and India’s higher education policy have been found to be the top barriers toward establishing deeper UK-India HE collaboration, a UKIBC study has found.

A report published by the UK-India Business Council (UKIBC) titled Higher Education Collaboration: Futureproofing the UK India Partnership has looked at the benefits that UK Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) gain from India and the barriers that are currently in the way of deeper collaboration.

The report draws from an initial survey of 67 higher education institutions across the UK.

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Indian student numbers in UK up by 63% - Global Education Times (GET News)

Indian student numbers in UK up 63%

There has been a 63% year-on-year increase in Indian student numbers in the UK, according to a statement from the British High Commission in New Delhi.

The latest UK Immigration Statistics published this month (28th November 2019) show that over 30,000 Indian students received a Tier 4 (study) visa for the year ending September 2019. This is an increase from almost 19,000 in the previous year.

The 63% increase that the UK has seen has been described as “remarkable” in a statement from the British High Commission in New Delhi given that it is four times as fast as the global rate.

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UK, Germany and Australia offer best post-study work visa - Global Education Times (GET News)

UK, Germany and Australia offer best post-study work visa

Australia, UK and Germany are the countries best for post-study work for international students, according to data compiled by The Atlas.

Post-study work up to 2 years will be available to students graduating from UK universities after 2020.

The change to policy has been introduced in order to attract “the best and brightest” from across the world to study and work in the UK.

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Canada and Europe soar in popularity with foreign students due to better post study work visa access - Global Education Times (GET News)

Canada and Europe soar in popularity with foreign students

Business schools in Canada and Europe see soaring numbers of international students enrolling on their graduate programs due to better student visa access, as US business schools see a decline in popularity among international candidates.

According to the Graduate Management Admission Council’s (GMAC) Application Trends Survey Report 2019, graduate programs at European business schools have seen a 56% rise in international applications.

The rise from 2018 to 2019 of international applications to European schools overall rose by 0.9%.

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UK post study work visa to be relaunched - Global Education Times (GET News)

UK PSW post study work visa to be relaunched

The British government has announced its intention to relaunch the 2-year UK post study work visa for foreign students who choose to study in the UK.

Under the new visa reform proposals by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government, foreign students will have access to the UK post study work visa that will grant them right to work in the country for up to two years after graduation.

This is likely to apply to foreign students who enrol to study in the UK from 2020-21.

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New Keele University business school campus unveiled - Global Education Times (GET News)

New Keele University business school campus unveiled

England’s Keele University business school in Staffordshire has unveiled its new state of the art campus.

The Keele University business school, which spans three storeys, has an open-plan layout designed to enable staff and students to build networks and teamwork effectively.

The state-of-the-art campus includes a 22-seat lecture theatre, a ‘think lab’ study space, data laboratory, café and business lounge.

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Universities UK criticises Sopra Steria for slow UK student visa processing - Global Education Times (GET News)

Universities UK criticises Sopra Steria for slow UK student visa processing

Universities UK (UUK) has criticised Sopra Steria for the slow processing of documents needed for visa applications amid unmet growing demand.

This as Sopra Steria, the company being contracted to check documents and store biometric information of students for visa applications, was said to be unable to meet growing demands, with students in some parts said to be waiting as much as 30 days to secure a visa appointment.

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