DAAD has reported a 70% increase in the number of international students in Germany. The increase that has been seen over the past decade has majorly been from Asia and other Pacific regions.
According to the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the number of international students in Germany was approximately 3,25,000 students for this winter semester. This number was 70% more than the number in the last decade.
The numbers have been based on the numbers of “Wissenschaft Weltoffen 2022” included in the reports presented by DAAD and the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies. In 2010/11, the number of international students enrolled at German universities was 184,960. This number went up by 75.5% to 324,729 for the academic year 2020/21.
As pointed out in the reports, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of international students increased in Germany. 11% of all students in the country were international students compared to 8.3% of the student population in 2010/11. More precisely, it was 12.6% at the universities and 8.6% at universities of applied sciences. Higher education institutions also recorded an increased number of first-year admissions last year that fell during the pandemic.
Germany being a popular destination for education welcomes students from all over the world. Last year, a total of 101,903 students were from Asia and other pacific regions. They accounted for 31.4% of all students in German higher education institutions. China (40,122 students) and India (28,542) were the leading countries for the origin of international students in Germany.
For this academic year 2022, the country witnessed an increase of 8% or around 25,000 students more than last year enrolled at German universities, making Germany the fourth most popular study-abroad destination after the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.
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