July 14, 2024
UK Student Visas To Nigerians Surge 73% In One Year
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UK Student Visas To Nigerians Surge 73% In One Year

New official immigration data from the British government has revealed that more Nigerians were granted sponsored study or student visas by the United Kingdom as the number almost doubled in one year.  The data shows that of the top five nationalities granted sponsored study visas, Nigerian nationals saw the most significant percentage increase, up 73 percent from 33,958 in the year ending June 2022 to 58,680 in the year ending June 2023.

This means that 24,722 Nigerians were granted sponsored study visas within the period under review.

According to experts, Nigeria’s high intellectual capabilities, cheap labour, sizeable working population, high diaspora remittances, and the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union are why the UK is scouting for Nigerians.

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She added that Nigeria, which has a large population, has a lot of educated people. “So, it is more about the prosperity of the country and economic benefit they will derive.”

According to Jennifer Oyelade, director of Transquisite Consulting, European countries will continue to look for more Nigerians to come into their region because it financially works best for them.

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