Indian students abroad

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Students of Indian origin are traveling in higher numbers than ever before to pursue higher education abroad. In 2006, of the 123,000 studying outside India, 76,500 have chosen USA as a country of their choice followed by UK. Canada and UK are also other major countries in the world and is one of the safest countries for Indian students, the US receives more Indian students than any other country in the world overtaking China in 2001. [1]

“For years, India’s numbers have been a bit of a see-saw, but 12% growth in 2014, and now clocking an even higher rate of 17.8% – this is the second year in a row that India’s [growth] rate has been higher than China,” the report said.

Student numbers from China grew around 14% in 2015.

“In terms of growth rate we have said in the past that India is set to overtake China, and it is certainly on track,” said Maria Mathai, director of MM Advisory Services. However, she added that in terms of absolute numbers China is still well ahead with almost 700,000 internationally mobile students, close to double India’s 360,000 students at key destinations.

Nearly 85% of internationally mobile Indian students head for five countries: the US, UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, but China and Germany are both emerging destinations for Indian students heading abroad, though the numbers heading for Germany are still relatively small.

US numbers from India jumped by almost 30% in 2015, accounting for a large proportion of the 10% increase in overall foreign student numbers to that country.

“In the US alone, nearly 45% of international students are either Chinese or Indians. That’s almost half the market. Canada seems to be headed that way too; in 2010, the percentage share for China plus India was 30%. In 2014, it was almost 42%,” the report noted.

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Students from India in the United States of America[edit]

The number of students studying in USA has gone up 94,563 to 103,260 in 2010–11.[3] Most of the students choose either east coast or mid-west as their destination in US.[4]

Students from India in the United Kingdom[edit]

The number of Indian Students studying in the UK has nearly doubled between 1999 and 2009;[5] in 2009, 19,205 Indian students were studying at UK institutions.[6] As of May 2010, half of all Indian Students studying in the UK were studying at the Postgraduate level.[7]

Students from India in Australia[edit]

Australia is back as the second favourite choice for Indian students after a downturn for several years after 2009 when a number of racial attacks led to a drop; in 2015 Australia crossed its previous peak for international students in 2009.[8] Australia is emerging as a popular destination for Indian students, during 2013-14, 34,100 visas were issued to Indian students, a rise of 38% as compared to the previous year.

Students from India in Germany[edit]

As of 2014-15, there are approximately 11000 Indian students studying in Germany which comprises 4.9% among all International students in Germany.[9] The number is rising continuously. German universities have started offering several masters program in English thus attracting a large chunk of Indian students.

Other Major Destinations[edit]

Nearly 85% of internationally mobile Indian students head for five countries: the US, UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, but China and Germany are both emerging destinations for Indian students heading abroad, though the numbers heading for Germany are still relatively small. Romania has emerged as one of the best destination for studying Medicine among Indian students as the education system is regulated under European Union and quality is relatively better compared to Ex-USSR ( CIS Countries ), China and Phillipines.

Many Indians have chosen to study in Denmark and Norway, these Scandinavian countries offer many professional courses. There are about 100 Indian students in Poland studying many subjects such as economics and management.

For MEDICINE Studies especially in government universities of Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary is also a preferred destination for Indian Students now.

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