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 the US as a country of their choice followed by the 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.[2]

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

The number of students studying in the US 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.[2] 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.[8] 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 Philippines.

Many Indian students are also opting for higher education in the Netherlands because of the high quality education, top ranking research universities, about 2,100 courses are taught completely in English, access to the European Union and career opportunities after graduation; in 2017, approximately 2,021 Indian students went to the Netherlands for higher studies.[9][10]

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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "More Indians studying abroad" Forbes
  2. ^ a b "Surge in growth of Indian students studying abroad - University World News". www.universityworldnews.com. Retrieved 25 November 2017. 
  3. ^ "Press Releases 2009: U.S. Welcomes Indian Students, Prepares for PM Singh". Embassy of the United States New Delhi, India. 18 November 2009. Archived from the original on 7 August 2011. Retrieved 22 February 2018. 
  4. ^ "TN applicants to US opt for IT: Official - Times of India". Retrieved 25 November 2017. 
  5. ^ "Twice as many foreign students at UK universities". The Guardian. London. 24 September 2009. Retrieved 15 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Why students prefer to study in UK Colleges or Universities". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 30 May 2010. Retrieved 15 June 2010. 
  7. ^ Swain, Harriet (13 May 2010). "How Life Should be Made Better for Overseas Students". The Independent. London. Retrieved 15 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "Project Atlas". www.iie.org. Retrieved 25 November 2017. 
  9. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/features/education/college-and-university/Study-in-the-Netherlands-for-quality-education/article16853594.ece
  10. ^ https://www.nesoindia.org/why-study-in-holland

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