New Delhi, Feb 14: The UK has partially lifted a ban on accepting visa applications from students in north India for higher studies.
British Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills Pat McFadden said that the UK Border Agency will be partially lifting the suspension on Tier 4 visa application, meant for students in north India.
UK had imposed the temporary suspension from Feb 1 in north India after it received unprecedented rise in the number of applications.
"I am delighted to be able to announce that, from Mar 1, this suspension will be lifted for all students wanting to study higher education courses, whether foundation degrees, undergraduate or postgraduate," he said.
However, the temporary suspension remains in place for all those wanting to study at lower levels.
"But we will continue to keep this under review and will lift it as soon as we can, and once the new highly trusted sponsor system for colleges and other educational establishments across the UK is in place," he added.