The survey also found that Canada has been voted as the most preferred country for higher education for the September 2020 intake, followed by Ireland. It pointed out that 35% of the respondents want to go ahead with their studies in Canada and 33% in Ireland.
The COVID-19 pandemic has raised doubts among Indian students about their study abroad dreams. The crisis has led to travel bans and restrictions, leaving students in a quandary about which country to choose for their further studies. Most foreign universities have adopted the hybrid approach to deliver their classes, which refers to the blend of in-person and online instruction. The survey highlights that 42% of the students are in favour of the blended form of learning.
In August 2020, the UK Home Office said that international students can begin their programmes online and continue their classes on campus by April 2021.
Apart from the global switch to online learning, students are now looking at careers and courses that have the potential to sustain longer and future-proof their job prospects.
According to another study of 1,442 international students from 50 countries, around 70% of students said that they want to pursue their higher education in the US.
Stay tuned for the latest news and updates on foreign education amid the COVID-19 pandemic.