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Detailed Stats of Indian Students Studying Abroad [with Graphs]

As per the data shared by the Ministry of External Affairs (Government of India), there are an estimated 5.86 lacs Indian students studying in 86 different countries as on 28 December 2017.

Out of all the 5.86 lacs of Indian students studying abroad, more than 66% of students are staying in the USA, Canada, and Australia.

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In this blog post, I will be providing the complete year-wise details of Indian Students Mobility Statistics along with the tables and various interactive graphs.

Number of Indian Students Staying in Other Countries

You might not believe the fact that there are a total of 86 countries where Indian students stay for their studies.

According to data from MEA, the government of India, the total number of students from India who went to other countries was 145,539 in 2006 which grew up to 181,872 in 2013 and 586,183 in 2017 (as on 28 December 2017).

Here is a bar diagram which explains the rise in an interactive way:

As per the data from the government of India, 206,708 Indian students are studying in the USA out of the total 553,440 Indian students studying abroad which is the highest for any country. Canada is on the second in the list with an estimation of 100,000 students while Australia holds the third position in the list with 63,283 number of students.

Below I have provided a complete list of those 86 countries with the exact estimated numbers of students staying as on 8 August 2017.

Serial No.List of CountriesTotal Number of Students
1Armenia900
2Australia63283
3Austria300
4Azerbaijan9
5Bahrain27000
6Bangladesh1239
7Belarus343
8Barbados116
9Belgium600
10Bosnia Herzegovina2
11Brazil250
12Brunei Darussalam20
13Bulgaria60
14Canada100000
15Chile40
16China18171
17Cuba7
18Curacao279
19Cyprus1962
20Czech Republic550
21Denmark274
22Egypt150
23Estonia150
24Finland1000
25France5000
26France (Reunion Is.)3
27Georgia1500
28Germany13740
29Greece2
30Guyana (167) St. Kitts & Nais 11 &
Antigua & Barbuda 02 (concurrently accredited countries)
180
31Hong Kong365
32Hungary350
33Iceland10
34Indonesia17
35Iran1200
36Ireland2333
37Israel550
38Italy1163
39Japan1015
40Jordan4
41Kazakhstan2400
42Korea (Republic of)1151
43Kuwait79
44Kyrgyzstan4686
45Latvia700
46Lebanon4
47Libya9
48Lithuania900
49Malaysia1500
50Mauritius500
51Mexico100
52Moldova120
53Mongolia1
54Nepal3000
55Netherlands2500
56New Zealand30000
57Niger5
58Norway250
59Oman3000
60Philippines8500
61Poland2500
62Portugal41
63Romania150
64Russian Federation8000
65Rwanda20
66Saudi Arabia (Kingdom of)810
67Serbia1
68Slovenia21
69Singapore2435
70Slovakia18
71South Africa150
72Spain650
73Sri Lanka15
74St. Lucia231
75Sudan11
76Sweden2100
77Switzerland445
78Tajikistan650
79Tanzania1220
80Thailand297
81Turkey93
82Ukraine8000
83United Arab Emirates (Dubai)500
84United Kingdom (2015-16)14830
85United States of America (2015-16)206708
86Uzbekistan2
Total553440

In order to make this large list more visual, I have created an interactive Geo-chart which you can take a look at below:

The extreme red and extreme green colours represent the least and highest numbers of students staying in that area respectively.

You can view the name of the country and the number of Indian students by hovering your mouse over the above interactive geo-chart.

Country-wise Incidents of Harassments/Attacks on Indian Students

Some Indian students in some countries have also been attacked/harassed in some form in the recent past. I am providing here the country-wise list of students who have been attacked/harassed in the year 2017 (till November).
Serial No.Name of the CountryNo. of Students Harassed/Attacked
1Australia2
2Bangladesh1
3Bulgaria1
4France1
5USA1
6Italy3
7Poland9
8Guyana1
9Russia1
10Czech Republic1
Total21

You won’t believe that the few of these attacks on the Indian students, who are staying in the foreign countries for their studies, were a kind of racial attacks too.

In 2017, the maximum cases (9 cases) of harassment on Indian students were reported in Poland.

Statistics of Foreign Students Coming to India

As per information received from Missions/Posts abroad, an estimated number of Indian students currently studying abroad as on 28 December 2017 is 586183. However, year-wise/state-wise break-up of a number of students are not maintained by the Ministry.
With regard to the year-wise number of foreign students who came to India for higher studies, the information provided by the Bureau of Immigration is given below:
Serial No.YearNo. of Foreign Students Came to India
1201465602
2201574061
3201672542
42017 (till 27 Dec)69322

Let me make this data of “foreign students coming to India for their studies” more visual and interactive.

These numbers of foreign students are significantly less than the number of Indian students going abroad but, still, these numbers will certainly grow in the near future.

Important Stats About Indian Students Studying Abroad

  • There were a total of 586,183 (5.86 lacs) Indian students studying in the 86 different countries as on 28 December 2017.
  • Out of all the students from India who go to foreign countries, more than 35% of students prefer to go to the USA.
  • More than 66% of the Indian students, who go abroad, prefer to stay in the USA, Canada, and Australia. (As on Aug 2017)
  • In 2017, a total of 21 cases of attacks/harassments on the Indian students in different countries were reported.
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