UK woos Indian students with scholarships worth Rs 14 crore
Posted on November 24, 2014
The UK has increased the number of scholarships to 401 worth more than Rs 14 crore this year in order to attract more number of students from India.
The ‘GREAT Britain Scholarship’s have been launched by The British Council under which 401 scholarships are available this year across 57 institutions in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland of UK.
“Indian students in the UK can stay on to work after study in graduate-level employment (20,000 pounds) for three years with possible extension for a further three,” Minister Counsellor (Political and Press) of the British High Commission, Andrew Soper told reporters.
He said that this would provide the students with cosmopolitan and multi-cultural outlook, UK Universities have a varied student body which welcomes Indian who are away from their homeland. “And as far as getting student visa is concerned, anyone who has got admission into a UK university will get a visa,” Soper said.
Last year, approximately 24,000 Indian students had secured admissions in the UK and in the coming academic session they are targeting an increase of 10-15 per cent students. In total around 4,20,000 foreign students study at various British universities.
The UK is also offering the Chevening scholarships which are fully-funded for one-year master’s degree programme.
“This has expanded in India by four times and from next year onwards we will be offering more than 150 Chevening scholarships for India, which would be the largest for any country,” the official said.
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