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New visa routes for study abroad in the UK in 2020

Posted on January 2, 2020
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Study Abroad in UK

Thinking of studying abroad in 2020? Considering gaining admission in any of the universities or colleges in the UK? Well, let us see here the new visa routes for Indians to study abroad in the UK in 2020.

Interestingly, about 96% of the Indian students that have applied for a Tier 4 Student visa for the UK in the recent past have got it.

More the reason to seriously think of the UK for your study overseas plans.

What are the new visa routes for Indians to study abroad in the UK in 2020?

2-year post study work visa for all international students was announced in September 2019. Launching from the 2020/21 academic year, this new Graduate Route will help international students that have successfully completed their studies in the UK to build-up successful careers in the UK.

For more details on the 2-year post study work visa for the UK, read –

UK announces the return of the Post-Study Work Visa

Entrepreneurship Visa Routes – Innovator and Startup – were introduced in March 2019 by the UK government specifically targeting entrepreneurial talent.

The Startup Visa will help all those interested in setting up a business in the UK for the first time. This replaces the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa, thereby widening the access to new entrepreneurs from a diverse background and not merely limited to recent graduates as earlier.

Do keep in mind that there is no requirement for having secured any initial business funding. For the Startup visa for the UK, an applicant will have to gain an endorsement initially, and then later use this same endorsement for applying for a visa.

Benefits of studying abroad in the UK

  • Indians constitute one of the largest international student communities in the UK
  • 42% increase in Indian students to the UK in recent year
  • 50,000+ courses to choose from
  • Total recognized bodies – England: 169; Scotland: 18; Wales: 10; and Northern Ireland: 4
  • A good student experience in the cosmopolitan culture
  • “Sandwich courses” available that have at least 1 period in placement in commerce/industry away from the university

The UK is one of the leading names where it comes to quality higher education for international students. The UK higher education system focuses on global employability, equipping students with real-world skills while they pursue their studies in the UK.

Scholarships – such as Chevening Scholarships and GREAT Scholarships 2020 India – also lure many Indian students to the UK.

If you are looking to Work, Visit, Invest, Migrate or Study Overseas, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No. 1 Immigration & Visa Company.

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