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British government issues record number of study visas to Nigerian students

17 January 2022

A report released by the British government has shown that a record number of UK study visas were granted to international students in the year ending September 2021, with Nigerian students amongst the biggest beneficiaries.

In the year ending September 2019, Nigerian students were granted 7,860 study visas, but by September 2021, this had risen 368% to 36,783. China, India, the United States and Pakistan completed the top five for overall visa approval between 2019 and 2021.

One reason for the huge increase is due to the new UK Graduate Route visa which was introduced in June 2021. Once graduated, those who wish will be eligible to remain in the UK for up to two years to live, work and look for employment.

If you want to learn more about studying in the UK and the visa application process ahead of September 2022 entry, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK London today. 


 My consultant was very helpful and motivating. She helped me every step of the way, even when the deadline was so close. I feel I could not have done it without her. I'd highly recommend this service to any and all of my many friends interested.  

Brishti Basu Biosciences at Coventry University

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