According to a new research, the popularity of Australia among the international students is continuoulsy rising and is about to replace the UK as the second most favorable destination in the list of international students.
The report was published by the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE) and in the report, it states that Australia is about to overtake the UK as the second most preferred place among the international students after the US.
Professor Simon Marginson, director of CGHE, based at the UCL Institute of Education in London, who authored the report, said: “The UK government has held down the growth of international student numbers for five years by limiting new student numbers and post-study work visas.”
He further said that there is a very little growth in the number of international students entering the UK since 2012. US witnessed a rise of 30 percent in the number of international students from 2011-15 while there was a decrease of 3 percent in the UK during the same period.
There has been a considerable drop in the number of Indian students coming to the UK. In fact, the number of Indian students coming to the UK has fallen by 60 percent from its peak of 23,970 in 2010-2011 to 9,720 in 2016-2017 following the discontinuation of the post-study work visa in 2012.
“Indian students have been welcomed by Australia, and more so aggressively ever since the UK over the last five years has been consistently sending confusing messages out...Australia has been successful in attracting a much more significant base of Indian students,” said Sanam Arora, chairperson of Nisau.