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UK and India sign agreement to mutually recognise each other's qualifications

22 July 2022

The UK and India have signed a historic agreement to officially recognise each other's higher education qualifications.

The Memorandum of Understanding, part of the UK-India Enhanced Trade Partnership (ETP), means A-levels and their equivalents, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees will now be recognised in India. 

The agreement will allow Indian students who graduate from UK universities to apply for postgraduate qualifications, or embark on government careers that require university qualifications, wh­en they return home.

Lakshmi Iyer, SI-UK India Managing Director, said: "This agreement is long awaited and removes a hurdle that UK 1-year Masters qualified Indians had in terms of being academically accepted for Indian government jobs and services examinations.

"At SI-UK we welcome this exciting development and look to support Indian students who are looking to study in the UK to fulfill their dreams of getting a high quality and internationally recognised qualification."

International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan said: "UK universities already have a fantastic reputation around the globe. Now, we are delighted to deliver on our promise to unblock barriers to trade between our two nations and make UK higher education even easier to access and more appealing to Indian students."

If you are interested in studying in the UK, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK India today. We can help you find your dream university course and select the right UK university for your future.

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