The majority of students from India leave UK upon completing degree according to the latest official data of the National Statistics Office of the UK. In the period between April 2016 and 2017 around 7, 469 students from India left the UK prior to their student visas expired. Only 2, 209 students from India choose to extend their visas and remain in the UK.
The data of the ONS further elaborated that students from India, China, and the US were most likely to exit the UK prior to the expiry of their student visas. On the other hand students from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Russia were likely to extend their stay and remain, as quoted by the Workpermit.
Acting CEO of Study London and London & Partners Andrew Cooke said that students from India are a crucial part of the overseas study market for London. The value that they bring to the UK economy must not be underestimated, added Cooke.
Andrew Cooke said that their analysis has demonstrated that students from India represent the 4th largest overseas student population in London. They contribute to the UK economy around 130 million pounds through their expenditure. It is very important that overseas students must feel welcomed in London. We look forward to assisting more students from India to study in London, elaborated Andrew Cooke.
Migration Advisory Committee has been directed by Amber Rudd the UK Home Secretary to assess the impact of both non-EU and EU students. It will have to examine their impact on the economy and labor market of the UK. Amber Rudd also accepted the fact that higher education sector is the key export of the UK.
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