India's Students Overseas

Number of students from India studying abroad:
200,621

Top 5 destinations and number of students from India studying abroad*

Destination Number of Students
1 United States 103,968
2 United Kingdom 38,205
3 Australia 20,429
4 New Zealand 6,650
5 Canada 4,617 (2009)



Note: *UIS estimation

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics. (2012). Global Education Digest 2012. Montreal, Quebec: UNESCO Institute for Statistics.

Number of students from India studying abroad:
195,107

Top 5 destinations and number of students from India studying abroad*

Destination Number of Students
1 United States 101,563
2 United Kingdom 34,065
3 Australia 26,573
4 New Zealand 5,710
5 Russia 4,314 (2008)



Note: *UIS estimation

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics. (2011). Global Education Digest 2011. Montreal, Quebec: UNESCO Institute for Statistics.

Number of students from India studying abroad:
170,256

Top 10 destinations and number of students from India studying abroad*

Destination Number of Students
1 United States 94,644
2 Australia 26,520
3 United Kingdom 25,901
4 New Zealand 4,094
5 Germany 3,257
6 Ukraine 1,785
7 Cyprus 1,076
8 France 1,038
9 Malaysia 897 (2007)
10 Kazakhstan 782



Note: *Data for Indian students studying in Canada is omitted in the UNESCO Global Education Digest 2010. Please see Canada's Country Profile on the Atlas of Student Mobility for information on the number of Indian students hosted in Canada. 

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics. (2010). Global Education Digest 2010. Montreal, Quebec: UNESCO Institute for Statistics.

Number of students from India studying abroad:
153,312

Top 5 destinations and number of students from India studying abroad

Destination Number of Students
1 United States 85,687
2 Australia 24,523
3 United Kingdom 23,833
4 Germany 3,421
5 New Zealand 2,452



Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics. (2009). Global Education Digest 2009. Montreal, Quebec: UNESCO Institute for Statistics.

Number of students from India studying abroad:
139,459

Top 10 destinations and number of students from India studying abroad

Destination Number of Students
1 United States 79,219
2 Australia 22,039 (2005)
3 United Kingdom 19,204
4 Germany 3,585
5 Canada 2,826 (2005)
6 New Zealand 1,563 (2005)
7 Malaysia 1,262 (2005)
8 Ukraine 1,170
9 Kazakhstan 968
10 Cyprus 793



Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics. (2008). Global Education Digest 2008. Montreal, Quebec: UNESCO Institute for Statistics.

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