Interest from China is again driving up applications to American graduate programmes, according to a new report from the Council of Graduate Schools. For the seventh consecutive year, Chinese applications experienced double-digit growth. Applications from prospective Chinese students accounted for nearly half of all international applicants to graduate programmes. Overall, foreign graduate student applications for fall 2012 increased 9%. That follows an 11% gain in applications in fall 2011 and matches the 9% growth in 2010.
China, which saw an 18% uptick in applications, is not the only country from which there is a surge in interest. Applications from Mexico grew 17%, while those from Brazil increased 14%. Canadian graduate applications climbed 9%. Read the full article in the Chronicle of Higher Education.