Acumen announces Strategic Partnership to Enhance Visa Application Experience for Indian Students Enrolling with Acumen’s UK University Partners

Acumen, a distinguished leader in education consultancy, is proud to announce key strategic partnerships with:

● One VASCO, a Global Visa Concierge service provider, offers unparalleled student visa concierge service for international study abroad aspirants and,
● VFS Global, the world’s largest visa outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, for providing university students with Visa at Your Doorstep (VAYD) services

This strategic alliance is designed to elevate the visa application experience for Indian students with aspirations to enrol with Acumen’s esteemed UK university partners.

The team at VASCO will deliver its industry-leading visa concierge service to Indian students applying to Acumen’s UK university partners. With this service, students will benefit from step-by-step support through the often lengthy and sometimes complicated application process. VASCO’s expert advisors will check every supporting document before assisting in drafting and submitting the application. Students will receive personalised guidance throughout the process, complemented by additional support from Acumen ICRs and support staff.

Starting April 1, 2024, students in India opting to study at Acumen partnered UK universities can complete visa applications and biometrics at Acumen offices in Delhi, soon expanding to Mumbai, Bangalore, and across other cities.

This strategic alliance will revolutionise the visa application experience for Indian students with aspirations to enrol with Acumen’s esteemed UK university partners.

This service is further complemented by VFS Global’s visa at your doorstep (VAYD) facilities. VAYD ensures a seamless process within the secure confines of Acumen’s offices across India significantly easing the appointment pressure; allowing biometric enrolment to take place without the student having to visit a visa application centre.

Students now have the privilege of visiting any Acumen India office, beginning in Delhi, to complete their visa applications and biometrics in a secure and comfortable environment. This unique approach not only simplifies the process but also allows the involvement of parents and university ICRs, ensuring a personalised touch often absent in traditional visa application processes.

Students can also get services for document verification, form completion, and expert assistance from One VASCO specialists and Acumen university partners can supplement the improved visa processing with its PACE enrolment services support ensuring first class, high quality administration and enrolment streamlining.

This partnership solidifies Acumen’s unwavering commitment to providing unparalleled support and value to its partners and their students. The enhanced visa experience further enhances Acumen’s reputation among partner universities and prospective students.

In a competitive higher education landscape, the walk-in visa service positions Acumen as an innovative leader, providing a distinct advantage in student recruitment activities. In 2022, 1 out of 4 students going to study from India to the UK were Acumen students and this partnership will help several thousand students across the country.

Acumen, through this strategic partnership, is poised to set a new standard in the education consultancy sector. By combining Acumen’s commitment to excellence with VFS’s expertise in visa processing, this partnership endeavours to establish a seamless and professional experience for students, solidifying Acumen’s leadership in the higher education sector.

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About Acumen:

ACUMEN, part of Sannam S4 Group, is committed to helping globally-ambitious university and education partners enter, explore and expand in South Asia, South East Asia, and beyond. We offer a dedicated range of services to drive recruitment, student enrolment, develop strategic partnerships, and research collaboration. As a result, we act as an extension of your brand, by connecting you with the world’s best students, utilising strategic international education opportunities, understanding your ideal market through research and insights, and help mitigate any risks along the way. We operate in over 20 countries, with more than 250 industry practitioners with deep local knowledge and global expertise. We help navigate a competitive education landscape from end to end, while always prioritising your success.

About VFS:

VFS Global is the world’s largest visa outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide. The company manages the administrative and non-judgmental tasks related to visa, passport and consular services for its client governments. This enables them to focus entirely on the critical task of assessment. With 3378 application centres and operations in 149 countries across 5 continents, VFS Global serves the interests of 70 client governments. The company has successfully processed over 276 million applications since its inception in 2001, and over 128 million biometric enrolments since 2007.

About VASCO:

One Vasco specialises in simplifying the matrix of contemporary global travel through seamless value innovation. The avant-garde enterprise offers a comprehensive bouquet of travel-related services to global travellers with an end-to-end view. With a global footprint across 35 countries, the services offered by One Vasco range from travel facilitation such as hotel and airline booking, transportation and destination management, visa application support to best-of-breed telecommunication and travel retail products.