New Study Abroad Destinations for Indian Students

Posted by Rishabh Sharma on June 22nd, 2017

Overseas education consultants are seeing an increase in applications to Australia, France, Germany Canada and New Zealand. United States and United Kingdom are no longer the only study abroad destinations for Indian students. There was a time when students wanting to study overseas only looked for colleges and university in UK and US, given their popularity in the world. Tightened visa rules and restricting employment after completing education are the main reasons students are now looking for other options and countries.

Students are now applying to multiple study abroad destinations rather than the major hub like US. According to the overseas education consultants, UK is still a popular study abroad destination for the richer class since they usually do not have any agenda of studying and staying there after completing their education.

India is the second largest country of origin for students coming to US, comprising 15.9 percent of all the foreign students in the country. The majority of Indian students go to US for their graduation.  

Affordability, ease of obtaining student and work visa are the main factors driving Indian students to look the traditional study overseas destinations.

Indian students are value seekers, aiming to get maximum return on their investment of studying overseas. Extra practical training and future prospects of finding job opportunities are essential to their decision-making. Any changes that would increase the total cost of education or makes it more difficult to gain work experience make the institutions less attractive to Indian students.

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