Indians are the most to choose Australia and Canada to study abroadPosted on January 29, 2019
The period of 2016 has been outstanding as the number of international students got increased. Students were leaving their home country to study abroad. Among the 5 million students, over 3,00,000 students were from India. After China, India is the second largest source for providing international students.
Based on the data obtained from the UNESCO Institute of Statistics, the total number of Indian Students has got increased from 66,713 in 2000 to 3,01,406 in 2016. This reports a massive increase of 22% in its average annual growth rate in just 16 years period.
During the year 2010 and 2013, the number of Indian students got declined to 2,10,649 and 1,90,358 respectively due to the Global Financial Recession. And, again during 2016, the number has been growing.
The Year 2000 and its Statistics to Study Abroad:
During the year 2000, education from the United States was a treasure for candidates who were aiming to study abroad. When considering the statistics, the student’s interest level reflected 59% for the United States; Australia with 7%; the UK with 6% and less than 1% for Canada. The high importance for the United States was majorly due to its master’s degree in STEM programs, as these could offer ways to work through Optional Practical Tracking (OPT) and H-1B Visa.
The Year 2016 and its Statistics to Study Abroad:
The interest for the United States has got dropped to 45%, and the UK remained stable with 6%. While Australia and Canada reached 15% and 7% respectively. The demand for overseas education was much reflected in Australia and Canada. Indians preferred education in Australia and Canada at the cost of the US and the UK.
What are the reasons for the candidates to choose Australia and Canada to study abroad?
Influence of immigration policies:
The biggest reason for the Indian students to shift for Canada and Australia was due to their pro-immigration policies. Most of the students in India prefer quality education at an affordable price; Canada and Australia were the best in providing such amenities to study abroad.
Some of the other reasons are:
- Canada’s Post Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) was one of the reasons for the increase. It was introduced in 2006 and allowed students to gain work experience. This experience helped them to obtain Canadian Permanent Residency status.
- Australia’s Point System encouraged the students for obtaining Australian Permanent Residency.
- Abolishment of Post-study work rights in the UK resulted in the declining number of Indian students.
New Segments of Growth Aspirations:
There is a massive interest observed for international education among Indian students. From the report of Studyportals, nearly 17.7 million and 5.7 million global users in 2018 searched for terms master’s and bachelor’s education to study overseas. These searches had an increase of 37% and 77 % respectively from Indian users.
The unwelcoming visas and immigration policies were few problems faced by the Indian students of two segments while choosing the study destination. The two segments of students are Price-Sensitive, Value-Maximiser and Prestige-Conscious, Experience-Seeker.
On the whole, the increase in the Indian students depended on the abilities to afford. And, it is stated that Indian students should access the international education for experiencing a changing life.
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