Unlock Education - Help For India's International Students

Indian Students Get Funds To Help Cover UK Quarantine Costs

India is on the UK's red list for entry - which means that our students need to pay 1,750 pounds, that's Rs 1,81,000 for a compulsory 10-day government-mandated quarantine in a hotel facility when they land in the United Kingdom. When NDTV put forth the plight of these students, Adar Poonawalla who saw the broadcast decided to step in. Now, with Adar Poonawalla's personal donation of Rs 10 crore, there is a plan in place to ensure that the expenses of Indian students towards quarantine in the UK are covered. The implementation for the collection will be done by Ketto and utilisation of donations by the NGO Sanmat. NDTV is also encouraging other donations for this project - more details are on ndtv.com/unlockeducation.

Disclaimer: NDTV has no role to play in the shortlisting of students or the collection or utilization of donations and will not be liable for any claim(s) made by any person or entity, including any statutory or governmental authority, arising out of the collection or utilization of these donations. For details, see ndtv.com/unlockededucation

About The Campaign

#UnlockEducation is a campaign on the NDTV network to help Indian students cover some of the costs of the mandatory 10-day self-quarantine accommodation on arrival, in the UK, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of this project is to ensure that the most needy students, particularly those on scholarships and on student loans are able to afford the compulsory Rs. 2 lakh expense towards the 10-day compulsory quarantine in a UK government managed facility for those students arriving from a Red List country, like India. Students travelling to other countries in Europe or elsewhere, who face similar self-paid quarantine because the acceptance of the Covishield vaccine has been delayed, are also eligible to apply for financial assistance through this scheme.


The scheme will continue to cover some of the costs of students in 10-day self-quarantine accommodation if India moves from the UK's Red List to the Amber list.


Ketto.org is the crowdfunding partner and Sanmat is the implementation partner for this initiative.