More foreign students come from India: Dubai study

India is being seen as the fastest-growing international student target market in the next three years.

Dubai, UAE, October 9th, 2018 РIndia could overtake China as the fastest-growing international student target market for universities, according to a Dubai study on transnational student mobility and university trends.

The market research, carried out by Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) and BMI Media, had responses from 104 universities across 41 countries, majority of which were from the USA, UK, Canada, Australia and the UAE.

India is being seen as the fastest-growing international student target market in the next three years, however, China currently still has the top spot, the Transnational Student Mobility and University Trends in 2018 report revealed.

“India and China have always been the leading market for international students coming to study here (Dubai). It could be due to different reasons – the visa process, the flexibility. We have a lot of Indian families that are living here and their students are joining these universities, besides the ones that are coming from overseas,” Mohamed Abdullah, managing director of DIAC, told Khaleej Times on the sidelines of the report’s launch.

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