While United States (US) has always been the most preferred option for students for higher studies, particularly, masters and Ph.D, a new international survey shows that there is a decrease in number of masters and Ph.D students selecting US as the most preferred option.
According to the report, there is a 10.2% decrease in interest in the US. Also, the UK saw a less than one percent increase in interest, and Canada saw a 1.36% decrease in interest.
The reason for this decrease in interest might be that US universities charge some of the highest tuition fees in the world and also they have unfavourable visa environments to allow students to find employment upon graduation.
“Apparent that Indian Masters and PhD candidates are looking for universities that offer a high quality education at an affordable price. Job prospects upon graduation are also becoming increasingly important to candidates so a favourable visa environment is likely to attract more of the world’s best graduate students to a country,” says Danny Byrne, co-author of the report.
The survey QS TopGradschool.com Masters and PhDs Applicant Survey 2011 has been released by QS Quacquarelli Symonds, compiler of the annual QS World University Rankings.
Students who wish to study their post graduation at an international reputed university must visit the QS World Grad School Tour in India, which is on till December 6. The tour also allows candidates to apply for scholarships worth $1.2 million.
For any further details and for free registration, visit www.topgradschool.com.