Visas: Overseas Students

Home Office written question – answered on 26th June 2018.

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Photo of Martyn Day Martyn Day Scottish National Party, Linlithgow and East Falkirk

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the change in the number of student visas issued to applicants from India between 2010 and 2018.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

We welcome Indian students who want to come to the UK to study at our world-leading educational institutions and there remains no limit on the number of genuine international students who can come to study in the UK.

We issue more visas to students from India than any other country, except China and the USA.

In the year ending March 2018, the number of Indian student visas granted increased by 30% to 15,171 from the previous year.

Over 90% of Indian students who apply for a UK visa get one. This is up from 86% in 2014 and 83% the year before that. In addition, the proportion of Indian students coming to study in the UK at a university has increased from around 50% in 2010 to 93% in 2017.

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