New Delhi – Just over 19,500 Indian nationals were granted a Tier 4 student visa for UK in the year ending December 2018. This was a 35% increase on the previous year – the highest total in a single year since 2011. 2018 was a second year of significant increases in this category – meaning Indian student numbers are now over 70% higher as compared to just two years earlier in 2016.Indian visitors and tourist numbers also saw strong growth. Visit visas increased by 10% to almost 477,000. More than 1 in 5 (22%) of all UK visit visas in 2018 were granted to Indian nationals.Indian workers continue to receive more skilled work visas than the rest of the world combined – India is responsible for 54% of all skilled work visas granted globally.(British High Commission New Delhi)