As of October 4, the fee for applying for a study visa from outside the UK will increase by 127 pounds. As per the UK Home Office, the cost of a student visa from outside the country will increase by 127 pounds to 490 pounds to match the amount charged for in-country applications.
The fee will increase from October 4 subject to Parliamentary approval, as per the Home Office.
The move is likely to impact Indian students, as the country has been a popular destination for Indian students. Some well-known and highly-ranked universities are located in the country.
In the UK, there are a number of well-known educational institutes in the world. 4 of the top 10 institutes globally are based in the UK, according to the QS World Rankings 2023.
With a population of 126,535 students in the UK, India is the second-largest non-EU country with the most students studying abroad in the country, according to data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.
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