With absolutely no offence to the Indian Education System and my absolutely heartfelt condolences to the numerous students who failed to get into the big leagues in India, I would just like to just state that the Indian Education System is like a monarch with a very judgmental head who would not settle for anything but. We Indians strive for excellence. As much as that trait is admired in a person, it cannot be said so for a system. Trying to be a better person or a better student has given us the educational edge over the rest of the world. We have more qualified personnel as compared to the world. Yet, most of them are settled in other countries. The reason is (again I mention, No offence at all) our excellent Education System. In the search for excellence, our Education System has metamorphosed into a competitive and irrational student sorting machine. With the cutthroat competition and unjust, irrational cutoffs, we’ve tend to become a contraption.

Bright Indian students are turning towards other countries for quality education. These young futures of our country are very warmly welcomed by foreign universities for their sheer brilliance and unrivalled hardworking qualities. With increasing number of students going abroad or higher studies, India has become a major supplier to the international education market.

With the growing awareness and demand for overseas education, the trends of destinations are also changing. Until a few years back, the popular study destinations for Indian students did not go beyond the USA, the UK and probably Australia. However, with the changing times, other countries have joined the league of study destinations as well. A list of top ten destinations chosen by Indian students is listed below:

The United States of America

Being the most sought after study destination, USA is a country with a very versatile and diverse culture. It offers quality education at some of the world’s best institutions. All in all, USA is famous for offering the most memorable and exciting study experience to the international student. The universities in USA also offer a wide range of scholarships to its students allowing them to stay back and conduct research. The admission process is very just and looks at every application in a holistic manner giving a fair chance to students of all genre.

The United Kingdom

This is one country that has never left the ‘favorites’ list of the Indian student. With the most archaic universities like Oxford and Cambridge, the UK has always been proud of hosting a strong historic background. Many Indian students flock to the UK for various undergraduate and post-graduate courses. It is also known as the Mecca for management education.


Germany is considered as a hub for research in the field of science and technology. It hosts more than 70 percent Indian student population. With a very low fee structure and a host of scholarship programs offered along with study abroad options, it has proven to be amongst the most sought after destinations for higher education.


Australia too has proven to be a very preferred destination for overseas education. Holding a good reputation globally, the Australian education system has many universities from the top 100 universities around the globe under its hood.


With lush scenic beauty and warm welcoming friendly people, there’s nothing in Canada to not like. Canadians are happy people, and one tends to enjoy in Canada. It is a country with a beautiful land and world class education to make it one of the most encouraged study abroad destinations. The country has observed a huge increase in the number of international students in the recent years. Students opt for Canada for a variety of courses such as Engineering, Animation, Biotechnology and Hospitality.


Singapore is famous amongst Indian Students being closer to home and a great destination for Engineering & Management courses. Many major league universities have introduced innovative new ideas, especially to their management courses to attract the International Student. It also holds the reputation for being one of the safest and affordable destinations in the world to go for their study abroad.

New Zealand

Since the popularity of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, New Zealand has achieved the status of being a stop-spot of the globetrotter. In a span of five years, New Zealand has seen the Indian student population increase by 400 per cent and been a welcoming host to it too.

The Netherlands

Specialized courses like agriculture, architecture, sustainable energy, etc. are found to be available in Netherlands with much credibility. Also, it never hurts to live in a country as adventurous, outdoorsy and fun as Netherlands.


Besides blessing the world with Versace, Gucci and Armani, and the all time favorite sports car Ferrari, Italy is also home to some of the greatest artists and musicians. It is a go-to country for courses in art sciences. Italian Universities are majorly famous for their generous scholarships which are a big attraction to students across the globe.


The vast size of the country and the multitude of people and culture on the soil of Russia have always fascinated the world. Russia is well known to be one of the best destinations for courses like Medicine, Aviation and Engineering. Russia is a much favored destination in lieu of its quality education at affordable expenses.


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