http://www.indiawest.com/Image/logo.pngBy Richard Springer. Without a 20% increase in applicants from India, there would have been a significant decline in the numbers of international students applying to U.S. graduate schools in 2013, according to a new report by the Council of Graduate Schools. CGS reported that the number of applications from prospective international students to U.S. graduate schools increased just 1% in 2013, after a 9% gain in 2012 and an 11% rise in 2011.
It marks the smallest growth in foreign applicants in the past eight years. The slowdown in international applications was driven mainly by a decline in applications from China. Chinese students, who constitute about 29% of all international students attending U.S. graduate schools, declined 5% in 2013.
Applications from India, on the other hand, which account for about 20% of all international graduate students at U.S. institutions, jumped 20% in graduate school applications from 2012. Read more...