The British Council, UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations, is hosting its fourth edition of the ‘Study UK Virtual Fair’ on Saturday 4 December 2021.
The fair is a one-stop platform for attendees to interact with several university representatives and gather insights on the various study opportunities in the UK, including courses, universities and scholarship offers along with application processes and eligibility criteria.
The fair also provides information on student life in the UK, housing, as well as career prospects. At this virtual fair, prospective students will be able to consult with representatives of 42 UK universities, including 12 prestigious Russell Group establishments.
The event will also provide attendees an interface with UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) officers, to clarify any doubts about the current process for obtaining a student visa. Officials will also conduct a session on post-study work opportunities and the Graduate Route, which allows UK graduates to work or look for work after their studies for a maximum period of two years.
Debanjan Chakrabarti, director - east and northeast India - British Council, said, “We are committed to supporting Indian students in planning their path of pursuing a world class education in the UK. Our Study UK Virtual Fair provides prospective students and their parents direct access to UK university representatives and seminars on Graduate Route, visa policies, and scholarship opportunities. Every year, our fairs attract thousands of students, parents, counsellors and consultants. This time too, the response has been overwhelming, and we look forward to engaging with the attendees.”
The UK continues to be one of the most coveted foreign education destinations for Indians with over 56,000 Tier-4 study visas issued in the year ending March 2021, as per data by the UK Home Office, indicating a 13% rise over the previous year. Moreover, the 96% visa issue rate for Indian students is well above the global average.
For more information and to pre-register, visit: https://bit.ly/3qLQZi2
Date: Saturday, 4 December 2021
Platform: Zoom / MS Teams
Time: 1.30pm to 6.30pm
Who should attend: Students, parents, counsellors, study-abroad consultants
Seminar Schedule: Student visas and graduate route (seminar) - 1.30pm-2.15pm;
Meet UK Universities - 2.30 pm-6.30pm; Studying and living in the UK and Scholarships (Seminar) - 6pm-6.45pm.
The event starts with discussion on the Graduate Route and latest visa policies. Students can then meet university representatives of their choice from 2.30pm.