Acumen announces collaborations to enhance Indian students’ visa application experiences.

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Posted on May 22, 2024


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The new collaborations with VFS Global and One VASCO will provide services to Indian students who enroll with Acumen’s UK university partners. 

Students can now complete their visa applications and biometrics without needing to attend visa application centers by visiting any Acumen India office, starting in Delhi and eventually spreading to Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, and other cities, starting on April 1, 2024. 

Acumen claims that in addition to streamlining the procedure, this method permits parents and university officials to participate in-country, guaranteeing a personalized touch lacking in conventional visa application procedures.

In order to provide an extra degree of quality control for both the university partners and the students, One VASCO specialists can also help students with document verification, form completion, and expert advice. 

Executive director for India and South Asia at Acumen Sagar Bahadur said, “There was a need to innovate the international student recruitment domain and during regular conversations with university partners, it was established that a more convenient student service for such a critical aspect of their admission journey was needed, in addition to the need to strengthen checks and balances of this process.”

Students may have to reschedule their appointments due to scheduling conflicts or critical papers they may have forgotten. As a result, this cooperation also includes the level of document verification once again, as well as the opportunity for parents and students to visit our offices to speak with university personnel and advance their visa applications in a setting that is far more welcoming, Sagar continued.

Acumen was involved in one out of every four Indian students studying in the UK in 2022, according to information released by the organization. Acumen will be better equipped to manage the number of students utilizing its services thanks to these new alliances. 

About 25,000 Indian students studying in the UK are overseen by Acumen’s resources. The majority of those students are managed by in-country representatives of the about twenty-five UK universities that collaborate with us, according to Acumen’s director of partner success Kalpana Zutshi. 

India continues to be one of the UK’s largest markets for international students, despite worries over the government’s crackdown on foreign students. Furthermore, according to data released by the UK Home Office, 89,231 Indian students obtained the post-study work visa, accounting for 42% of all international students to be granted the UK Graduate Route.