The number of Indian students arriving between July 2022 and June 2023 has increased when compared to the number of students from China.
The number of Indian students studying in Australia has surpassed the number of students from China in July 2022. Thus, Indians make up the second-largest group of foreign students in Australia. The number of Indian students arriving between July 2022 and June 2023 has increased when compared to the number of students from China.
The number of Indian students has been increasing swiftly. Thus, this would be the largest group of the student population. China is the top source of international students and India occupies the second position. This trend is seen in major international higher education destinations that include the US, the US and Australia.
However, the dynamics have changed this year. According to the data from the Australian Government, China contributes to 30 per cent of all foreign students in Australia. However, India contributed 17 per cent. The Open Door report by the US government states that in 2021, Chinese students made up 34.6 per cent of all international students in the country. However, Indian students make up 18.3 per cent.
32 per cent of all International students in the UK were from China. India was the second non-EU nation to send 9.2 per cent of all international students in 2021. Chinese students are also declining in the US due to the deteriorating China-US ties.
Due to the trade and geopolitical tensions between China and Australia, many students decide to study in nations across Europe and Asia. The number of Chinese students studying in the US has decreased for the first time in 10 years.
The decline in the number of Chinese students studying in Australia is 9.9 per cent from 11.9 per cent in 2020. India has also received the most number of sponsored UK Study Visas making it the most colossal nationality.
Approximately 1,18,000 Indian students obtained study visas in June 2022. This is a 215 per cent increase when compared to 2019. However, only 1.15 lakh sponsored study visas were offered to Chinese students which represents a 4 per cent decrease.