India is the Second Largest Contributor to the International Student Population in OECD countries.
India is the Second Largest Contributor to the International Student Population in OECD countries according to the International Migration Outlook report 2022. In OECD countries, Indian students account for 10 per cent of the overall international student population.
Indian students prefer universities that provide education with lower tuition fees but a prospective job market. They prefer countries with good labour market policies. Countries like Norway, Australia, Switzerland and Germany are, thus, preferred by Indian students.
The language of the study and geographical proximity was also considered important by Indian students. Moreover, it is seen that Indian students prefer STEM subjects over others. Over 50 per cent of Indian students in 2016-17 were enrolled in the Netherlands in Engineering course programs.
Almost 50 per cent of international students opted for STEM subjects in the USA in 2017-18. Moreover, it was seen that while 79 per cent of the Indian students chose STEM fields, only 45 per cent from China did so. In 2018-19 in France, 63 per cent of the overall Indian population was enrolled in Science courses.
66 per cent of Indian students in 2021 in Germany were enrolled in Engineering fields. The OECD markets include Australia, Germany, Canada, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden, Poland, the USA and the UK. India contributes the largest to three nations while it is the second largest to eight nations.
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