According to a news report, for the second year in a row, applications to US graduate schools from India skyrocketed in 2014, while those from prospective Chinese students fell.
A 32 per cent increase in applications from India, which accounts for 18 per cent of all international graduate students at US institutions offset a one per cent decline in applications from China, from where one third of the students come.
According to the CGS International Graduate Admissions Survey, thus, the preliminary number of applications from prospective international students to US graduate schools increased 7 per cent in 2014, up from the 2 per cent increase seen in 2013.
China, India, South Korea, Taiwan and Canada are the top five countries of origin for international graduate students in the United States, the report said. The survey covers in detail seven countries — China, India, South Korea, Taiwan, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil) and three regions — the Middle East, Africa and Europe.