As its tertiary level education places expand, India is becoming a regional host country as well as a leading sending country. India has one of the world's largest higher education systems, comprising more than 350 universities and 16,000 colleges. The Indian government has enacted policies encouraging and helping more international students from developing countries to study in India.
Fast Facts: India
- Approximately 200,000 Indian students studied abroad in 2010.
- There were over 21,000 international students in India in 2008/09.
- The top five places of origin in 2008/09 were Iran, Ethiopia, United Arab Emirates, Nepal and Afghanistan.
Source: AIU, UNESCO
Places of Origin of International Students in India, 2008/09