Over Half of Canada’s International Students Want to Stay After Graduation

Source: Study International

The results of a recent survey suggest that more than 60% of students who come to Canada to complete their post-secondary education hope to become permanent residents of ‘The Great White North’ after they graduate.

While pathways to citizenship currently exist for international students, both the government and various institutions feel more can be done. In the coming years, an increased number of employment opportunities, international programs and scholarships will be made available to help make these students feel more at home while they study abroad in Canada.

For further details on the study, visit Study International.

India Enters International Student Recruitment Race

Source: Times Higher Education

The new Study in India internationalization strategy aims to increase the number of international students in the country to 200,000 in five years while transforming India into a regional leader in terms of attracting students from abroad.

The Indian government states that 15,000 seats in 160 universities will be dedicated to these incoming students next year, none of which will be taken from domestic students. The top 25% of international students will be eligible for full scholarships while the next 50% of students will be able to receive partial fee waivers.

For further details on the Study in India program, visit the Times Higher Education website.

Surge In Indian Applicants For Master’s in AI at Overseas Universities

Source: The Economic Times

Students from India are increasingly travelling overseas in order to pursue Master’s degrees in Artificial Intelligence (AI). The number of applications for prospective Indian students has doubled in the last year alone.

The AI industry currently faces a talent in shortage and specialists are in high demand. Furthermore, 20-30% of students have been said to desire a master’s specialization over a MBA. Students see AI as a field that is not only trending upward in terms of popularity but one that will lead to employability.

Canada Could Overtake UK as Study Abroad Destination

Source: Study International

A recent survey suggests Canada is increasing in popularity as a study abroad destination among students around the world. Scholarship opportunities and the chance to work in the country upon graduating are among the top reasons students are now considering Canada more than the United States or United Kingdom. If this rise in popularity can be sustained, it is believed that Canada will host more international students than the UK in the years ahead.