India and China account for 47 percent of total foreign students in the US: repo

Created on: 2021-03-20 08:51:52 | Author: Team Sikshatoday | Home Page | Study Abroad

Delhi: Students who came to America to study in the year 2020, 47 percent of the students were from India and China only. This information was given in a recent government data. It also said that due to Kovid-19, there has been a significant decrease in the number of foreign students. According to the annual report released by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), part of the US Immigration and Border Enforcement (ICE), there are one crore 25 lakh active records in SEVIS of F-1 and M-1 students in the year 2020, which 17.86 percent less than the year 2019.

The F-1 visa is granted to foreign students attending an academic program at an American college or university or participating in the English language program, while the M-1 visa is reserved for students seeking admission to vocational and technical schools. The report says that there has been a 72 percent decrease in the registration of new foreign students in American schools in 2020 compared to 2019.

It said that according to SEVIS, 382,561 students came from China, 207,460 from India, 68,217 from South Korea, 38,039 from Saudi Arabia, 35,508 from Canada and 34,892 from Brazil. In the year 2020, 47 percent (590,021) of all the active records of SEVIS were from China (382,561) or from India (207,460). At the same time in the year 2019, this number was 48 percent.

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