International Students to Reach 3.8 Million by 2024

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Predicted by the latest British Council report, international students will reach 3.8 million by 2024.

That number is up from about three million international students two years ago. India and China will contribute 35% to the increase of international students.

The report also said the most popular destinations for studying–the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia will still be the most popular destinations. However, competition will increase from China, Malaysia, Nigeria, Saudia Arabia, and Indonesia.

This report is gathered by looking at 56 countries and makes a prediction of student mobility.

The full report can be found at : The future of the world’s mobile students to 2024 builds on the findings of a 2012 British Council report, The Shape of Things to Come: Higher education global trends and emerging opportunities to 2020.

Highlights from the report: What will 2024 look like?

  • India’s enrollment will increase to 196 million students worldwide by 2024
  • By 2024, India, China, Indonesia, and United States will be home to more than half the world’s 18-22 year old students
  • Germany could be the third largest sender of students. Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Nepal, Pakistan, Iraq, Brazil, Turkey, and Indonesia will significantly increase as well.
  • Most popular destinations for international students will be the United States, Britain, Australia, Germany, and Canada.
  • United States will mostly have students from China and India, while Britain will have the most from India, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan. India will replace China for sending more international students to the UK.

To read findings from this report, please visit University World News.

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