The Corona epidemic had put brakes on the dreams of lakhs of students going abroad to study. Now once again these students are taking admission in foreign universities to fulfill their dream. Alam is that this time record applications are coming for student visa. Countries around the world are reopening their borders and students’ hopes of studying abroad are getting stronger. Many such students are reapplying who could not go in the previous academic session.
According to a survey by The WorldGrad, Canada is the most preferred destination for students to study abroad, while the US and UK are at number two and third. Talking about the impact of Kovid, about 81 percent of the students are still on the plan to study abroad but 19 percent of the students have postponed the plan for the time being. Study Abroad Counselor says that this year they are getting record queries.
Different countries have also started giving many types of discounts for international students. The conditions of post study work visa have been relaxed in the UK, while Canada has recently relaxed the conditions of quarantine. The US has granted student visas to about 55,000 Indian students so far this year, which is the highest ever. Overall, in 2019, where 5.2 lakh Indian students went to study abroad, in 2020 this figure was reduced to 2.6 lakh. But till 2021, about 40-50 thousand students are going abroad almost every month. It is expected that soon this figure will reach the level before Corona.
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