India reports strong growth in outbound for 2014:
A new student mobility report finds that the number of Indian students going overseas was sharply up in 2014. This reverses a four-year trend of declining student numbers from India and given the current scale and growth projections for Indian outbound, sets up in an interesting competitive dynamic among the world's leading English-speaking destinations.
The report notes that roughly 85% of Indian students chose to study in five English-speaking countries, namely US, UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
Indian outbound to Australia:
Australia was especially hard hit as total Indian outbound numbers declined from 2009. After four consecutive years of falling Indian enrolment from 2010 to 2013. Australia saw a 28% increase in Indian student numbers in 2014.
Indian outbound to the US:
The growth of Indian students in the US graduate programs has typically been uneven over time, but it has been sustained in the last two years. It is projected that India will have the most tertiary students in the world by 2024 (48 million) and this can only be good news for the US. US graduate schools increased their admission to Indian students in 2014 by 25% following a 27% increase in 2012/13.
Indian outbound to Canada:
Canada seem to have gained at Australia's expense as 75% of the 48,000 Indian students lost by Australia from 2010 to 2013 went to Canada.
Indian outbound to the UK:
The UK continuous to see its share of the Indian outbound market decline. Indian students accounted for 4.5% of total international enrolment in the UK in 2014, down from a recent year high of 9.5% in 2010.
Indian outbound to New Zealand:
New Zealand saw its Indian enrolment increase by 49% in 2014 to reach a total of 17,850 students. Along with Australia, New Zealand has also been a beneficiary of the UK's falling market share. This dramatic growth by New Zealand fueled an overall increase of 12% in international enrolment and if this trend continues, it is projected that New Zealand will surpass the UK in terms of total Indian enrolment by 2016.