Studying abroad has historically attracted both graduate and undergraduate students. The outbreak put a stop to this migration, forcing many countries to close their borders and implement preventative measures that had an impact on the global educational system. However, recent data from well-known study abroad destinations such as the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, and others indicates that there has been a large rise in the number of international students this year.
“Indian students have taken full advantage of the post-pandemic opportunities to launch their international college careers. In the first quarter of 2022, 1,33,135 students and 4,44,553 students, respectively, left for their higher education overseas,” According to the Indian Bureau of Immigration.
The US Consulate granted the most visas in 2021 (62,000); in 2022, it expects those numbers to increase by twofold. 1,15,000 Indian students were granted permission to study in Canada between January and September 2021, with a 95% PGWPP approval rate for Indians in the prior five years.
“Students on our own platform between September 2020 and September 2021 have gone up by 21 times. Other than the increase in students’ interests this year, this is also as we have grown fast in the last 1-2 years,” said Akshay Chaturvedi, founder of Leverage Edu.
The number of Indian students studying at UK universities has increased by 220% overall, reports the UK’s Higher Education Statistics Agency. Recent data from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) also show an increase in the number of overseas students, with 3,30,000 of them currently enrolled in German universities. The data reveals a significant increase in the number of Indian students choosing Germany as their preferred destination, along with a 10% increase in the number of new student enrollments from India.
The wealthy and fortunate are no longer the only ones who can study abroad. Thanks to the proliferation of scholarship programmes and the availability and viability of student loans, money is no longer a constraint on pursuing dreams of studying abroad. Thanks to the revolution that EduTech platforms have sparked, these aspirations are now accessible to all students in India.
“The marriage of technology with the global education sector has allowed for increased reach and accessibility,” claims Suraj Bajaj, CEO of Collegepond. He also added that such platforms houses a student community of more than 1,25,000 across all of India with ambitions to move abroad.
Students may now apply to prestigious universities from all around the world using applications like Leverage Edu, and they can access a wealth of information about studying abroad. Thanks to the widely available support and technologies, students can now more easily and stress-free pursue their academic goals abroad and learn about the limitless opportunities of global education.