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India drives 7% increase in US graduate applications

Numbers of applications to US graduate schools have increased by 7% despite a 1% drop from the US's largest international graduate student source country, China. The gain has instead been lead by double digit growth from Indian students for the second year in a row according to data from the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS).

USA: Graduate admissions up but applications slow

Initial offers of admission to prospective international graduate students have increased 9% since last year driven by a sharp increase in offers to Indian students, according to the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS). The number of applications from international students however has grown by just under 1%, a significant cool down from 9% in 2012 and 11% in 2011.

Foreign STEM graduates vital to US economy

International students account for almost two thirds of graduate students in key science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields in the US, however a slowdown in enrolments could be putting the economy at risk, a new report shows. The National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) study also says that international students offer the US important cultural benefits.

US: postgrad applications slow, but India climbs

Applications to US graduate schools grew at their slowest rate in eight years in 2013 driven by a fall in Chinese interest, a survey from the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) shows. However, this was offset in part by a large rise in Indian applications which agents put down to improved post-study work rights for STEM students.


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