37 per cent rise in Indian students choosing Wales as a Study Abroad destination

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37 per cent rise in Indian students choosing Wales as a Study Abroad destination

One of Wales’ eight leading universities has recently seen a 37 per cent increase in Indian student enrollment in UG and PG courses. As per the available data, this is the fourth consecutive year of increase in Indian student enrolment in Wales.

This increase comes at a time when London has been voted as the fourth most expensive city for studying abroad. Keeping that into account, Study in Wales is hoping that more Indian students will choose Wales as their preferred destination to pursue higher education abroad.

Market Development Manager Harish Lokhun, from Study in Wales, explained, “The reintroduction of the Graduate Immigration Route (GIR) has presented fruitful opportunities for Indian students to study in Wales, with applications from India continuing to rise across all our universities. The GIR permits students to remain in the UK to look for work and continue to experience life in the UK for two years after completion of their studies and graduation, which is a highly attractive proposition for international students.”

As per Lokhun, the students from the Indian student community in Wales mention that the cost of living and the tuition fees are affordable in comparison to other popular study destinations. The warm welcome they receive from the Welsh people, distinct cultural offering and strong employability prospects, collectively makes Wales the most desirable study destination for  Indian Students. 

The Global Wales Postgraduate Scholarship programme is also a major factor in the increase in applications to Wales. Under this programme, study expenses covered up to £10,000 (approx. Rs 9.56 Lakh) are covered for students studying a full-time master’s programme. Funded by the Global Wales Programme, this scholarship is a partnership between the Welsh Government, Universities Wales, The British Council, and HEFCW.

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