Germany: Sets new records for international students numbers
According to the DAAD report, 350,000 international students studied at a German higher education institution during the 2021/22 academic year. Setting a new record and an increase of 8% over the prior year for international students.
The most recent report from the German organization for academic exchange discovered that the number of international students in Germany continued to rise throughout the pandemic. Though this was partial because a sizable number of already-enrolled international students extended their study plans in response to the disruption brought on by Covid-19.
With 12% of all international students attending German universities. China continues to be the primary source of new students, followed by those from India. While the number of entering Chinese students has decreased from 2017/18. The number of Indian students has increased by 65% to over 28,500.
According to additional information from the 2020–21 academic year. Students from North Africa and the Middle East (20%) and the Asia Pacific area (31%), respectively, make up the majority of foreign students in Germany. In comparison to students from other areas, the number of students from the MENA region increased much more quickly during the previous 3 years.
In the winter semester of 2020–21, German universities welcomed more international students enrolling in master’s programs than bachelor’s programs. Along with the majority of Western European students coming from Austria, Italy, and France.
Germany is now reaping the benefits of its ongoing efforts to ensure quality and provide care for overseas students. According to DAAD president Joybrato Mukherjee “Over the past two years, Germany has managed to maintain its good reputation among students and doctoral candidates around the world,”.
“This also gives a significant opportunity for dialogue around our domestic labor shortage.” The development was praised by Germany’s minister of education, Bettina Stark-Watzinger. Who also emphasized that overseas students “represent an immense potential of competent employees.”
Approximately 138,000 Germans have been studying abroad for the previous five years, a steady amount. The most often traveled to foreign countries are Austria, the Netherlands, and the UK. Starting on November 1, Indian students can schedule appointments for student visas in Germany.
Germany can still brag about having a record number of international students this year, despite a decline during the coronavirus outbreak. Ranking fourth after the US, UK, and Australia, as well as an increase in the number of international first-year students.