In 2021, through the country’s centralized application system, 3,200 students from India were admitted to British universities and higher education courses, a 19% increase over the previous year. Admission data from the University and College Admissions Services (UCAS) was released on Tuesday, a few days after India moved from the Red List COVID19 travel ban to Amber.
This will have a significant impact on Indian students planning to study courses in the UK as they no longer need to be quarantined in government run facilities for 10 days and will have to pay considerable additional cost. Instead, they can be quarantined at their chosen destination for the required 10 days, which for many people will be their university accommodation, the address of a friend or relative.
We know that moving India from the red list to the amber list will be an important and popular step for Indian students going to the UK. Vivienne Stern, Director of Universities UK International, which represents more than 140 universities, said these students should stay in touch with their universities and learn about the latest Amber List arrival procedures to ensure a smooth arrival. British universities are preparing to warmly welcome Indian students this fall. He said that students have shown great patience and resilience in sticking to their study abroad plans, and we look forward to welcoming and welcoming them to our campus and university community.
India was removed from the red list at 4 a.m. local time on Sunday. According to the Amber List, all vaccinated passengers must fill out a mandatory passenger locator form and provide an address so that they can self-quarantine for 10 days. Everyone who enters the Amber list needs to be tested for negative COVID19 before traveling, and tested for COVID on the 2nd and 8th days of isolation. In England, you can choose to pay the test fee on the 5th. If the result is negative, the student can complete the quarantine early.
Kerry Law, Chief Marketing & Engagement Officer at the University of Leicester, said that for one of our largest international markets, India has moved from the red list to the British amber list. We welcome this, as the University of Leicester has a large population. student. The change in Amber’s list is good news for our large number of Indian students, which means that apart from no longer needing to be quarantined, their arrival will not be delayed and they will be able to participate and adapt to campus life,” he said.
“To make sure we welcome students and give them a good experience, because we have extended the welcome time by one week and developed online transition support for all new beginners,” he added. The National Association of Indian Students and Alumni (NISAU) in the UK has increased the plight of Indian students, who face an additional mandatory hotel quarantine fee of £ 1,750 on the red list.
This led Adar Poonawalla, Executive Director of the Serum Institute of India, to allocate Rs 10 crore to assist Indian students who may face additional costs because the Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine manufactured by Covishield in India is not on the list. of vaccines approved in the UK. Sanam Arora, President of NISAU UK, said that we are very pleased to see that the number of students receiving courses through UCAS has increased by almost a fifth. This is the option Part of the overall increase in the number of people coming to the UK to study.
The UK now provides a good proposal for Indian students with world-class education, a good job opportunity after graduation, and provides a home away from home for Indian students through NISAU. I can proudly say that this is India. A different proposal for people to study abroad, he said. The new UK study or postgraduate visa comes into effect in July and provides students with the opportunity to stay for two years after completing their degree to accumulate work experience.