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Market intelligence for international student recruitment from ICEF
8th Apr 2012

Chinese students account for about half of all international applicants to US graduate programmes

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.

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