Half of 11.7 lakh international students from China and India
NEW DELHI: Indian and Chinese citizens made up nearly half of the total 11.7 lakh international students in the United States as of March 2019. Other than the large numbers, though, students from the two countries share little in common, academics wise. Those from India dominated master’s courses whereas a larger percentage of Chinese students had enrolled for bachelor’s degrees.
Collectively, the number of “active” students from these countries, at 5.8 lakh, comprised 49.5% of the total international students who hold an F visa or an M visa for academic and vocational studies, respectively.
The data was released recently in its raw form by the US department of homeland security (DHS) and was based on SEVIS figures. SEVIS or the student and exchange visitor information system (SEVIS) is the database that the DHS uses to maintain and manage information on international students.
Nearly 75% or 1.6 lakh of the total 2 lakh active students from India had enrolled in master’s courses. Of these, 11% were studying for a bachelor’s degree and 10% were pursuing a doctorate.
While the raw data does not dissect the numbers into study streams, various other studies and anecdotal references indicate that a significant number of students from India opt for the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) stream.
Typically, international students do seek to work in the host country for at least a few years. For those who aspire to work in the US, though, obtaining an H-1B work visa is challenging. Merely 85,000 such visas are issued annually with 20,000 reserved under the master’s cap. Plus, the selection process involves a lottery.
Surprisingly, while the number of active students from China, at 3.7 lakh, far exceeded Indian, merely 31% of them had enrolled for a master’s course. Nearly 1.4 lakh or 37% had opted for bachelor’s courses.
译文来源：三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/47540.html 译者：Jessica.Wu
Murali Subbarao - 15 hours ago -Follow
Mastears degree in the U.S. can be completed in around 1.5 years (3 semesters / 18 months), and the cost may be around $25k tuition (may be$75k), but a bachelors is 4 years and the cost is around 3 times that of M.S. and getting a job after only a bachelors for a foreign student in US is much harder. So, M.S. makes a lot of economic sense for Indian students who likely are less wealthier than students from China (on average). But, as India''s per capita income increases in the coming years, more indian students will enroll in the bachelors programs in the coming years.
andreasadler16 - Sydney - 13 hours ago -Follow
Why this craze to settle in US when India is really progressing so well??? Indians should first do something for their own country before entertaining this craze for foreign land.
Ekdesi - USA - 14 hours ago -Follow
US masters degree is the only reliable path to getting H1B nowadays. So, it is the natural migration route.
Shail Kulk - 15 hours ago -Follow
Education is the key to enter US! Indians have lost faith and hopes in their country.
Chowkidar Mukesh - 15 hours ago -Follow
- They make huge income just by application fee (x million).
- They need cheap, educated manpower to execute their academic projects.
- 3. They never recognize you as first citizen even if you become one.
- 4. Most immigrant Chinese and Indians do menial jobs, like pizza delivery, taxi driving, clerical job, or any under-employment that keeps them alive.
Indian - 9 hours ago -Follow
it's only an indication of how problematic the education system in these countries are.
Jagdish Madan - Vancouver BC - 10 hours ago -Follow
Indians are smart and hard working people. They are welcome with open arms all over the world.
Rene Fernandez - juffair - 5 hours ago -Follow
Since most Indians are doing their masters degree in the USA most of them will never come back to India as given the chance they would even beg to work in the USA and could also beg to get a green card by hook or by crook thanks to the failed policies of all our governments where merit is never rewarded and appreciated .
The only certificate that is important for Indians in India is their low or backward caste certificate which will ensure employment and a bright future
Mokkapati Prabhakara Rao - India - 7 hours ago -Follow
Indians are still poor compared to China , as only the rich Indians are doing "Bachelors degree " in US. Where as for master''s degree many are managing with loans / scholarships , for a better qualification / jobs.Also there is a limit in seats for Masters degree in India and the Bachelors degree in India is cheap .If the fee is reduced many will do Bachelors degree also in US.
Jotendra Kumar - 8 hours ago -Follow
Innovation funding is more in USA and hence more job opportunities and China is catching up on innovation manufacturing on a mass scale. Chinese go mainly to know the American system of management and innovation as they can eventually buy out American companies or have them shift manufacturing bases to China and emulate their products and manufacturer them on large scale and dominate world trade at all levels. Indians on other hand either go for jobs majorly or opt to explore small business opportunities for their family business or explore startups
Kiran - Here - 9 hours ago -Follow
Why is this a surprise? Half the worlds population is in these 2 countries
Chakradhara Behera - 5 hours ago -Follow
Bottom line is that we have quite good undergraduate educational institutes (like IITs, NIITs, AIIMS) but we don''t have good post graduate institute with right kind of research facility..
Ravi Ingle - Pune - 6 hours ago -Follow
if you scraps these quotas then migrations will be stopped and India become USA....ha ha ha ha ha
Bystandar - Byander - 6 hours ago -Follow
They are there mostly for immigration than education?
Sudhansu Sekhar Das - 8 hours ago -Follow
India people invest heavily on education so also Chinese.
Anil Misquith - Mangalore - 8 hours ago -Follow
I love my India.
Mahesh - Kashipur, Uttarakhand - 9 hours ago -Follow
These are not something for which we proud.We must build such a reputable educational institutions that students from foreign countries may came in India and the headlines of article is"50 percent of students are from America who applied for Indian Education Visa."
Ram - 11 hours ago -Follow
US is the next Bihar or UP
Francis - Dubai - 6 hours ago -Follow
Huge numbers of Chinese students in US Canada russia and even Europe.