The WorldGrade Study Overseas Survey observes the trend of study abroad among Indian students on the epidemic.
After the board announced the cancellation of the exam, a significant number of students who wanted to study abroad were drowned. However, the stimulus to study abroad persists and is evident from the insights that have come. The data collected from a large pool of students also points to the main challenges and concerns of the students. WorldGrad, a technology-enabled platform that supports students’ rights from the beginning of the foreign education process, recently conducted an extensive survey of more than 20,000 undergraduate candidates to gather insights into their plans to study abroad after Covid; The survey also sheds light on their barriers and overall suffering.
According to the survey – 81 per cent students are still interested in studying abroad whereas 19 per cent students have delayed or dropped the idea of foreign education. Regarding popular studies in overseas destinations, Canada has emerged as the top choice for students among 50 per cent of respondents, consistent with the fact that it has attracted more than 140,000 Indian students due to favorable immigration opportunities; The USA ranks second, with 40 percent of students considering it, followed by the United Kingdom and Australia. Australia has become the least preferred destination which is quite clear, according to statistics from India to Australia in 2019 it has gone down from ~ 80K in 2021 to 40K.
There are a number of reasons for this, including the Covid-19 and the accompanying travel bans. Ninety-five percent of students believe that being vaccinated in India will make them more suitable for foreign travel, and 75 percent of those who delay the plan say financial constraints are a big factor, part of which may be appropriate. For the economic uncertainty in the current situation. For those planning to go abroad, the process has obviously been delayed because only 5 percent have been admitted so far. The vast majority (76 percent) are either still researching their options or in the process of applying. This is again due to the serious delay in the results of the board due to which the students could not start the fall period with the foreign universities and probably go early next year.
Following the results of the survey, we got some insights directly from co-founder Abhinav Mittal: Many students did not allow the crisis to affect their dreams and still want to continue their plans.