More Indians choose to visit, study in UK: Survey

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New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Compared to last year, more Indians are now choosing to visit and study in the United Kingdom, a survey conducted by the UK’s National Statistics Office said on Friday.

According to the study, there is a 32 per cent increase in student visas and a 10 per cent increase in visit visas.

“(A total of) 550,925 Indians were granted UK visas in the year ending June 2018, a 10 per cent increase on the previous year. Visit visas increased by 10 per cent to 454,658, which demonstrates that Indians are continuing to choose the UK as a holiday destination,” said a statement from the British High Commission.

“The latest figures reinforce a trend we have noticed for some time – that across the board more and more Indians are choosing the UK as a destination to visit, work in and study. This is fantastic,” British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith said.

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Looking at the statistics, the UK has announced the launch of the Chevening Scholarship and Fellowship programmes for 2019-20.

Chevening Scholarships offer full financial support for one year for candidates to pursue a Master’s degree at any UK university.

–IANS

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