Desi students choose UK campus over US

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Mumbai, Jul 30: After Australia, US now UK is the most preferred campus destination for Indians. This year many students who applied to fly abroad for entry into college, chose the UK over America and Australia.

According to the sources the number of students going to Australia and United States has dropped and students are preferring for the UK.

Data on the fresh visas for entry into colleges in 2010 reveals that the US issued 32,000 student visas, and where as UK issued 57,500 visas.

In 2009, the number of new student-entrants stood at 34,000 and 27,000 for the US and the UK.

Sources says one of the main reasons could be that US is still more expensive to study, and also there are shorter courses available outside America.

Where as after the racist attacks, Australia is too unsafe and parents are not ready to send their children there, says education consultants.

Institute of International Education director, Rajika Bhandari said, "There may have been declines in admission to Indian graduate students and the corresponding declines in enrolment but some top institutions saw increases. UK has been seeing a large number of Indian graduates flying down to pursue the one-year business management course followed by those wanting to pursue a post-graduate education in engineering and technology."

However, there are currently over 1 lakh Indian students on American campuses.

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