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20 Pct More Indian Students Apply for UK Visa in 2013

By SiliconIndia  |   Sunday, 03 February 2013, 18:41 Hrs
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Bangalore: Education is given high preference in India but even higher preference is given to an education acquired form a foreign university. As it appeals to many Indians to study in foreign countries, a hike of 20 percent is seen in the number of Indian students applying to study in the United Kingdom this year as compared to 2012. The rise in the number of students applying to UK has put India on the third spot after Malaysia with 25 percent and Italy with 22 percent, reported Kounteya Sinha for TNN.

When numbers are considered over percentage, it is China which tops the charts with 6903 application showing a 9.9 increase from last year.

The number of Indian students who applied in 2013 stands at 2610 as against to 2188 in 2012. As the last date for application is 30th June the number is expected to go up in time.

The University and College Admissions Services (UCAS) has released new figures which shows that the number of students applying from outside European Union who wish to study in the UK in 2012-2013 has increased by 9.6 percent each year.

Mark Harper, immigration minister said there has been an increase in Indian and Chinese students applying to British universities and colleges.

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