As per an analysis of Google search data by Remitly, a money-transferring platform, it has been revealed that Canada is the most-searched destination for study abroad in 36 countries, thus becoming the top desired destination for higher education.
Spanning from India to Colombia, Canada has bested every other top study abroad destination.
As per reports, Remitly analysed data after compiling the monthly search volume for common search terms. For instance, “Study in (Location), or “University in (Location)” and other techniques were used for around 164 countries.
The report also revealed that the next in line was Spain, with being searched for, the most, in 13 countries. The 3rd position was taken by England, which had been the highest searched in 10 countries. Additionally, among Canadian students, France had been the highest searched country.
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The study also included the highest-searched universities among the top 2,000 universities as per the Centre for World University Rankings. In Canada, the University of Toronto was highly-searched among aspiring international students, ranking it 7th globally. Harvard University, UCLA and the University of Oxford, respectively, formed the top three highly-searched universities in the world.
Pre-pandemic, Canada had witnessed a 3x growth in the number of international students enrolled in Canadian universities over a period of 10 years. As per media reports, a total of 313,395, international students had enrolled in Canadian post-secondary institutions, which was 3 times higher than the 100,968 international students enrolled 10 years earlier.
With increasing income from high international tuition fees, universities and colleges started relying on the international student tuition fee as their revenue to tackle the operational charges.
Along with countries and universities, the study also evaluated the growth in popularity of courses as well. As per the report, programmes in fields of mathematics &computer science and IT saw a rise of 374% in international student numbers within the decade. Courses related to the transportation sector have also seen a seven-fold increase as well.
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