U.S. Mission to India Witnesses Skyrocketing Student Visa Demand

U.S. Mission to India Witnesses Skyrocketing Student Visa Demand

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New Delhi, Updated on Jun 13, 2024 17:14 IST

As per the US Embassy data, the number of Indians who choose to study in the United States has increased significantly in the past three years.

U.S. Mission to India Witnesses Skyrocketing Student Visa Demand

During its 8th annual Student Visa Day, Consular Team India interviewed 3900 student visa applicants. US Embassy said that Mission India highlights their strong commitment to higher education in the United States. Educational ties are growing between the US And India due to Student Visa Day, where Mission members and EducationUSA colleagues interact with applicants to share information on studying in the United States.

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in India is expecting a continued increase in student visa applicants from India and has expanded the student visa season for 2024 to meet this growing demand. As per the Embassy, the number of Indian students who chose to study in the United States has increased significantly in the past three years. Last year, the U.S. Mission to India issued more student visas than were released in 2018, 2019, and 2020 combined.

While sharing his best wishes for all Indian students, Ambassador Eric Garcetti said, “Every international student on a U.S. campus represents tremendous accomplishment – years of study and hard work that went into preparing for academic excellence. Like those who went before, today’s Indian students also represent tremendous potential – the knowledge you will unlock, the new skills and opportunities you will experience, and the relationships you will build are worth the investment. Each student is an ambassador for India. Together we are taking the U.S.-India relationship forward!”

"This year, as Indian students are poised to become the largest group of international students in the United States, the Department of State and our EducationUSA colleagues are excited to welcome student visa applicants on Student Visa Day and throughout the student season," stated Minister-Counselor for Consular Affairs Russel Brown.

United States as study abroad destination remains the top choice of Indians

The studies are showing 69 percent of Indian students prefer a U.S. education to any other destination and hence the US remains the number one higher education destination for Indian students. Indian students, already the largest group of international graduate students in the United States, go on to gain valuable real-world experience, receiving employment-based U.S. visas or becoming leaders in their fields here in India – reflecting the lifelong benefit of a U.S. education, said the Embassy statement.

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