EDUCATION LEAD GENERATION FOR FOREIGN CLIENTS
An estimated 900,000 foreign students are expected to enroll in American higher education institutions this year with the big North American nation experiencing an astonishing 40+% increase in international student enrollments over the past decade.
Indeed, 10 years ago, fewer than 600,000 foreigners were undertaking courses in US universities and colleges. Despite this huge jump in numbers, overseas students still comprise less than 4% of America’s 21 million higher education students.
And although the number of internationally mobile students around the world has more than doubled since 2000, the US share has actually fallen by 10%.
On the other hand, America’s university and college students seem far more reluctant to go abroad to study than the foreigners competing to enroll in US institutions. In the last academic year, fewer than 285,000 Americans left home to study for credit courses – less than a third the number of foreigners arriving. Of those departing America’s shores, the top five destination countries were Britain, Italy, Spain, France and China in that order, with Germany, Australia, Cost Rica, Ireland and Japan making up the top 10. At the same time, though, the number studying abroad did rise by 3%, with increasing numbers heading to Latin America and China.
With more than 170,300 students studying abroad, India is the world’s second-largest supplier of international students (after China). However, the percentage of Indians studying abroad is still small, and amounted to no more than 1% of the total Indian student population in 2014. The most popular foreign destinations of Indian students in 2014 were the US, Australia, the UK, Germany and New Zealand.
Factors influencing outgoing student mobility
Half of the Indian population is younger than 25. This, in combination with a growing knowledge-based economy, is likely to lead to an unprecedented increase in the demand for higher education. Given that the domestic availability of higher education does not match this demand, increasing numbers of Indian students have already opted to study abroad. This trend is likely to continue in the coming years. For Indian students, the following factors appear to be the most important in encouraging them to study abroad:
• Although there are several top-class institutions in India, in general there is a shortage of high-quality higher education programmes and cutting-edge research and research facilities. Access to the top-quality programmes can also be an issue.
• As a result, the reputation of Indian higher education and research in general is poor.
• India has cultural, economic, educational, linguistic, historical, political and religious ties to other regions and countries, which may encourage students to study in these destinations.
• India has an increasing population wanting to move on to tertiary education, and domestic economic growth allows many of them to do so abroad.
• Due to the country’s large young population and its current shortage of higher education capacity, India is considered an attractive country to attract students from. Because of this, there is extensive information available on potential hosting regions, countries and institutions.
The main factor discouraging Indian students to study abroad is the growing availability of higher education in India itself. This is reflected in the efforts of the Indian government to focus on building domestic higher education capacity and its interest in retaining Indian students in India. Moreover, one of the rationales of the government’s efforts to retain Indian students is to have part of the money (approximately US$ 4 billion) that Indian students are currently spending on their studies abroad, invested in higher education in India itself.
Another blocking factor,made apparent by the recent incidents with Indian students in Australia, is that Indian students and their parents are sensitive to safety issues within the foreign country, city and institutions.
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TOP 10 ABROAD EDUCATION SEEKERS INDIAN STATES OR CITies
5. Delhi/NCR (Gurgaon, Noida, Ghaziabad and Faridabad)
10. Chandigarh & Indore.
TOP 10 ABROAD DESTINATION STUDY FOR INDIAN STUDENTS
1. THE UNITED KINGDOM
2. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
3. AUSTRALIA & NEW-ZEALAND
7. THE NETHERLANDS