Despite the scare and uncertainty the pandemic has caused upon the people worldwide, Indian students adhere to live their dream of overseas education. As per a study by Edu-tech platform Leverage Edu, a surprising 91% of Indian students would like to carry forward their plan of studying abroad and shall take admissions in next six to ten months as the situation gets back to normal.
This welcoming number of students comes in the middle of lockdown, where students had started to consider that their plans to study abroad have been ruined due to Coronavirus. One of the reasons of this tremendous encouraging behavior amongst the students are the strict measures that have been taken by the Universities that have instilled confidence and faith among the Indian students. Some of the steps that have been taken by the Universities to attract students are –
- Provision of online classes – Universities all across the world are providing online lectures to their students so that their studies are not hampered.
- Health and safety measures – Universities are adhering to all the guidelines stipulated by the Health Department of the respective Governments and the WHO. Campuses are being sanitized daily and mobility is highly restricted and limited for essential purposes only like health officials, security etc. Gatherings and other community activities are also banned.
- Leniency with English Language Tests – As the students are not able to write exams like IELTS/TOEFL/PTE due to local centers being closed down, Universities are providing online pre-sessional English courses to the students who need to show a proof of their English language proficiency to secure admission into the Institution. Some Universities have also started to accept Duolingo tests instead of IELTS/TOEFL.
- Uninterrupted Student Support – There are 24 X 7 helpline numbers and self-help sections in place, meant to support students during the pandemic. There is robust infrastructure to keep the students informed and prevent rumors that may create panic among the international students and their parents specifically.
- Financial Assistance – Governments have also been looking for methods to give financial support to international students like extended working hours, if possible in places like supermarkets with safe working conditions or access to Australian superannuation in case of Australia.
The helping hand that these Universities have been towards the international students in the difficult times, have attracted Indian students even more towards them. More than 70% of the Indian students prefer an international healthcare system, where Canada and UK have been preferred as having the most trustworthy healthcare system.
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