Are UK universities luring Indian students with ‘bring your family’ offers?

Universities in the UK may be paying education agents to lure Indian students with offers of allowing them to bring their families with them to the country.

A recent report in Telegraph, said that commissions are being paid to agents who market “graduate visas” and help potential Indian students get visas for their spouses and children.

While some agents come up with offers assuring a “full-time job” for a spouse as well as a two-year “stay” in the country, others tell prospective students to hurry as the UK could soon put restrictions on dependents.

The British Council recently launched ‘The UK Quality Agent Framework’ – to provide training, promote a code of conduct and “engage” with high-quality agents to enable students to make “more informed choices”.