India now ranks first among foreign graduate programs in the US, after China

EducationIndia now ranks first among foreign graduate programs in the US, after...


According to a recent report from the Institute of International Education states which is for the academic year 2022–2023, 268,923 Indian students are enrolled in different American universities.

For the first time since 2009–2010, India has eclipsed China as the country from which the majority of foreign graduate students come to study in the United States.

Continuously third year in a row, a number of Indian students have migrated to the US to pursue higher education, based on a new report from the Institute of International Education (IIE) that was released on Monday.

According to the Open Doors Report, the number of Indian students studying in the US rose by 35%, reaching a record-breaking 268,923 in the academic year 2022–2023. More than one million students from other countries are studying in the US; more than 25% are Indian. According to statistics, India is at the top of the list of nations with the greatest number of individuals (69,062) seeking optional practical training (OPT), a type of temporary employment permit that enables students who qualify to acquire practical experience in an area related to their pursuing degree program.

Information from the Open Doors Report indicates that, for the first time since 2009–2010, India has surpassed China as the nation from which the greatest number of international graduate students went to the US.

During the months of the June–August 2023 main educational visa season, a record number of visas were given out by US embassies and consulates in India. In India, embassy officials issued 95,269 visas under the different groups (F, M, and J).

 In comparison with the same period in 2022, this represented an increase of 18%.

The US State Department provides free virtual and in-person services where one can ask for advice for potential candidates at six EducationUSA advising centers in New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Hyderabad in order to help Indian students find the ideal study opportunity. The EducationUSA advisors who work in all of the centers assist Indian students in selecting the best course of study from among the more than 4,500 accredited higher education institutions by providing accurate, thorough, and current information about opportunities to study in the US.

According to US Ambassador Eric Garcetti, every Indian student studying in the country and their families ought to be honored for this accomplishment.

“Your choice of the United States and your decision to study abroad are significant investments made by you and your families. We’re excited to balance these historic figures as well. Equal representation of women in academic pursuits in the US is something we aim to achieve, as is an increase in US students visiting India to take advantage of its many offerings.

International Education Week (IEW), which honors the advantages of global exchange and international education, got underway with the publication of the Open Doors Report.

International students registered in US higher education institutions and online from overseas, as well as those participating in Optional Practical Training (OPT) from fall 2022 to spring 2023, are included in the Open Doors Report 2023.

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