Education loses lustre for Indians on Brexit, tough laws

The United Kingdom is slipping as a preferred higher education destination for Indians amid fears of tighter immigration laws and Brexit impact, writes Varuni Khosla for the Economic Times.

UK universities and consultants who work with students in India say there’s been a sharp fall in the number of applicants for courses. They say that from almost 55,000 students two to three years ago, the number of UK-bound students has dropped to 10,000 as they choose other countries for graduation. Some universities reported as much as a 35% decline in Indian students last year alone.

This, they say, could be attributed to two factors. The UK has become stringent about reducing its net migration and the other is the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.
Full report on the Economic Times site