Indian students choose new foreign destinations for international degree - report reveals

July 04, 2014

New foreign destinations are now the choice of Indian students

Indian students are choosing new foreign destinations with an aim to attain international degrees. Germany, Canada, France and Singapore are turning up to be the new destinations for education revealed an Assocham report.

Internship programs, placement opportunities, low tuition fees, reasonable living expenses, cultural experiences are regarded as few reasons to describe the interest of Indian students to pursue education overseas.

More than 7,500 students from India have been registered at German universities revealing an increase of 114.2% when compared to statistics in 2008.Almost 80% of Indian students fly to Germany for higher education in the fields of science and engineering.

Italy and France are the preferred destinations for design and fashion while Switzerland and Australia are the favorite destinations for hospitality management. Besides, Russia is the most sought after destination for technical and medicine courses.

Finland is also rising as a major destination for Indian students. In 2012, Indian students have accounted for 639 in number at the universities of the nation, who majorly chose natural sciences and engineering. Research and post graduate courses have prominence among Indian students.

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