The Determining Factors for Indian Students' Overseas Study Experiences

  • Dr. S.S. Chauhan, Dr. Anuj Goel, Dr. Neha Vashistha


The number of Indian students at Australian institutions has grown. The number of these students in Australia dropped at the same period. The research attempts to explain why Australia's current student population chooses study in Singapore instead than on campuses in Australia. A comparison method has also been used in focus group interviews and an online poll. There has been a substantial decrease in the number of Indian students seeking for study visas in Australia and an increase in concern about the $180 million global education sector. Recent immigration data indicate that student visa requirements in India decreased by 48 percent from the same period in 2009, during the time period from July to 30 November 2010. The findings include a range of causes and concerns for students from Indian and foreign institutions to influence their participation in educational choices. The study emphasizes possible university recommendations to attract and draw students worldwide and includes an outline of texts.