UK excludes Indian universities from the new visa

The HPI visa permits graduates to stay in the UK for 2 to 3 years, if they qualified from the top 50 institutes ranked annually.

UK excludes Indian universities from the new visa
Students in a UK university library. [Source: Pexels]

Britain’s new “High Potential Individual” visa that launched on Monday, was not welcomed by the Indian communities. The scheme that invites highly-skilled graduates from all the world, does not have a single Indian university in their list.

A High Potential Individual (HPI) visa permits an individual to stay in the UK for at least 2 years. To apply for the same, the UK government short-listed universities one must be qualified from in the last five years to meet the eligibility.

The institution, according to them, must have featured in the top 50 of at least two of the three ranking lists produced annually by QS, Times Higher Education and the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Preview of the latest list of universities shared by the UK government. [Source: Gov.uk]

The list includes many US universities, followed by Singapore, Canada, Switzerland and other European nations. The full list based on the same has been shared by the UK government on their official website.