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Brexit’s effect on Indian students

Posted on July 13, 2016
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Following Britain’s decision to quit the EU (European Union), things are likely to change a lot for Indian students aspiring to study in the UK and EU.

Sanjeev Roy, a higher education expert, is quoted by the Hindustan Times as saying that there would be a definite effect on Indian students in more ways than one. With pound falling drastically immediately after the referendum before it recovered marginally and stabilised, Roy feels that the fee would decline, allowing more Indian students to study in the UK.

DrEducation CEO, Rahul Choudaha, has, however, a different take on it. He feels that though the direct cost of studying in Britain would come down owing to currency devaluation, prospects of finding work would make it difficult for students to pay for their expenses, hiking their total expenditure of studying in the UK.

Others feel that if the UK could work out a separate visa arrangement with India and the other Commonwealth nations, things would not change much.

Carly Minsky of Time Higher Education, UK feels that even as there would be no direct impact on foreign students from outside of the EU, there are other aspects which may affect the cost.

Choudaha says that following the recession, UK’s policies have made it tougher and costlier for foreign students to study and reside in Britain.

Minsky has the final word as he advises students not to change their study plans before it becomes clear on what agreement the UK would reach with the EU.

If you are planning to study in the UK, come over to Y-Axis as it will assist and guide you by letting you file for the appropriate visa.

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