About 91% Of Students Interested In Continuing Education In Foreign Universities In Wake Of Contingency Measures Adopted: Reports
A survey was conducted by Leverage Edu among Indian students who had registered on its platform planning their higher education in India and abroad in the next 6-10 months.
Leverage Edu conducted a survey among Indian students who had registered on its platform planning their higher education in India and abroad in the next 6-10 months to gather insights about their thought process as the world tackles COVID-19.
Listing top insights from the dipstick - one that is welcome amidst concerns around impact of Coronavirus global pandemic on international university admissions and another that is an early warning signal for the industry that can potentially be addressed ahead of time:
76 per cent students are planning to go ahead with their education abroad in the next 6-10 months (upcoming September or January intakers), 16 per cent said that they will make a decision by the summer, while 8 per cent are considering deferring their process due to the COVID-19 outbreak. However, the silver lining is that 2/3rds of the ~25 per cent aren’t aware of measures taken by Universities as contingencies for the Sep’20 and Jan’21 intakes such as blended learning options. Upon learning about such measures, overall 91 per cent were convinced to revert to their original plan of studying in an international university in the next 6 to 10 months.
More than 70 per cent of student responses prefer an international healthcare system. Canada and the UK ranked among the most trusted international healthcare systems by Indian students followed by US, India, Germany, Sweden and Finland.
UK is the most preferred international study destination among Indian students with 28 per cent votes. Canada and US are close second choices with 15 per cent and 18 per cent votes respectively. Australia, Germany and France are the other top choices voted by 20 per cent students.
76 per cent of the surveyed students are headed for post-graduate programs, while the remaining 34 per cent is in the undergraduate category.
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