Ahmedabad: Indian students accounted for nearly 20% of the international students in the US for the 2020-21 academic year, according to the 2021 Open Doors Report.
The US welcomed over 9,14,000 international students from over 200 countries for 2020-21, of whom Indian students numbered more than 1.67 lakh or nearly 20%, according to the report, the US embassy said in a press release on Monday.
“Despite the global pandemic, Indian students were able to apply for visas and travel to the United States. We issued over 62,000 student visas this summer alone, more than in any previous year. This goes to show that the United States remains the destination of choice for Indian students looking to study abroad,” Minister Counsellor for Consular Affairs Don Heflin said at the release of the Open Doors report on international student mobility.
“We look forward to issuing many more visas in the year to come, to help Indian students achieve their dreams of US study,” he added.
The 2021 Fall Snapshot of the Open Doors report, which looks forward to the 2021-2022 academic year, shows a substantial increase in student numbers this year, further affirming that international students remain committed to pursuing higher education in the US.
Counsellor for Cultural and Educational Affairs, Anthony Miranda, said, “We value Indian students, as they build life-long connections with American peers to maintain and grow international partnerships, and to collectively address current and future global challenges.”
Students seeking assistance for studying in the US can get the latest information about the college application process on the EducationUSA India app.