3X more interest in Bachelor’s than Master’s degree abroad

by UQ Research

Indian students have been known to seek international education options for their master’s degree in large numbers. And that has been accepted wisdom for a long time.

Perhaps the most surprising finding of the Indian Secondary Schools Survey 2015 has been an overwhelming preference for Bachelor’s programs abroad.

Almost half of the respondents indicated that among their students who are planning to study abroad, more than 75%  are interested in Bachelor’s studies abroad.

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This was an important indicator of preferences, so we checked intention for Master’s programs separately. The results corroborate this massive shift in student preferences.

Among schools where more than 75% students were likely to apply abroad, only 17% of respondents were planning for Master’s.

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