The survey found that 78% of students said the pandemic has affected their choice of study abroad, 24% are more interested in advanced technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence (AI), 17% in healthcare and 16% in environment and climate change.

INTO University Partnerships surveyed 1,250 Indian students to highlight the impact of a pandemic on their career aspirations and the growing interest in topics such as advanced technologies, health-related studies and climate change. According to the survey, computer science has emerged as the second most preferred subject among Indian students who want to study abroad.

The survey found that 78% of students said the pandemic has affected their choice of study abroad, 24% are more interested in advanced technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence (AI), 17% in healthcare and 16% in environment and climate change. Overall, 12% of both millennial and Gen Z students are interested in computer science, second only to engineering (18%) and to business studies (11%).

In addition, the US (31%) emerged as the top study abroad destination among Indian students, followed by Canada (23%) and the UK (17%) in second and third place. However, a significant proportion have also considered universities in Asia (12%). Since the pandemic, interest in universities in Australia and New Zealand has declined, with 8% and 5% respectively of students seeking to attend these countries.

The INTO survey also indicated that the main reason for students to choose a country as a destination for their study abroad is job prospects (35%), followed by quality of education (33%), and proper exposure to expertise (32%). Moreover, the main reasons why students want to study abroad are better quality education and the acquisition of the right skills (22%), followed by students who want to meet new people and gain experience abroad (12%). 10% of students also aspire to study abroad to take new age courses such as data science, cybersecurity, ecotechnology, urban planning, etc.

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