Indian Students Mobility - 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.




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 Countries Total Number of Students
1 Armenia 900
2 Australia 63283
3 Austria 300
4 Azerbaijan 9
5 Bahrain 27000
6 Bangladesh 1239
7 Belarus 343
8 Barbados 116
9 Belgium 600
10 Bosnia Herzegovina 2
11 Brazil 250
12 Brunei Darussalam 20
13 Bulgaria 60
14 Canada 100000
15 Chile 40
16 China 18171
17 Cuba 7
18 Curacao 279
19 Cyprus 1962
20 Czech Republic 550
21 Denmark 274
22 Egypt 150
23 Estonia 150
24 Finland 1000
25 France 5000
26 France (Reunion Is.) 3
27 Georgia 1500
28 Germany 13740
29 Greece 2
30 Guyana (167) St. Kitts & Nais 11 & Antigua & Barbuda 02 (concurrently accredited countries) 180
31 Hong Kong 365
32 Hungary 350
33 Iceland 10
34 Indonesia 17
35 Iran 1200
36 Ireland 2333
37 Israel 550
38 Italy 1163
39 Japan 1015
40 Jordan 4
41 Kazakhstan 2400
42 Korea (Republic of) 1151
43 Kuwait 79
44 Kyrgyzstan 4686
45 Latvia 700
46 Lebanon 4
47 Libya 9
48 Lithuania 900
49 Malaysia 1500
50 Mauritius 500
51 Mexico 100
52 Moldova 120
53 Mongolia 1
54 Nepal 3000
55 Netherlands 2500
56 New Zealand 30000
57 Niger 5
58 Norway 250
59 Oman 3000
60 Philippines 8500
61 Poland 2500
62 Portugal 41
63 Romania 150
64 Russian Federation 8000
65 Rwanda 20
66 Saudi Arabia (Kingdom of) 810
67 Serbia 1
68 Slovenia 21
69 Singapore 2435
70 Slovakia 18
71 South Africa 150
72 Spain 650
73 Sri Lanka 15
74 St. Lucia 231
75 Sudan 11
76 Sweden 2100
77 Switzerland 445
78 Tajikistan 650
79 Tanzania 1220
80 Thailand 297
81 Turkey 93
82 Ukraine 8000
83 United Arab Emirates (Dubai) 500
84 United Kingdom (2015-16) 14830
85 United States of America (2015-16) 206708
86 Uzbekistan 2
Total 553440

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 colors 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 Country No. of Students Harassed/Attacked
1 Australia 2
2 Bangladesh 1
3 Bulgaria 1
4 France 1
5 USA 1
6 Italy 3
7 Poland 9
8 Guyana 1
9 Russia 1
10 Czech Republic 1
Total 21

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, information provided by the Bureau of Immigration is given below:

Serial No. Year No. of Foreign Students Came to India
1 2014 65602
2 2015 74061
3 2016 72542
4 2017 (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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