India, with a rich legacy of imparting knowledge for thousands of years, diverse cultures and widespread advances in science and technology, offers a range of options for international students. It is also one of the cheapest destinations for higher education around the world. What are the other reasons that make it an attractive destination for international students?
Cost of education
The cost of education in India is nearly one-fourth when compared to the same in countries like the USA, Australia and also European destinations. The average annual tuition fee in India is around $600, while it is nearly $24,000 in USA and Australia; it is close to $20,000 in the United Kingdom.
The government of India offers a range of scholarships to foreign students through tie-ups with other countries and private universities. Students from African, Asian and Latin American countries are eligible for scholarships under General Cultural Scholarship Scheme which are annually awarded to students willing to pursue undergraduate, postgraduate and research-oriented courses in India. Some other popular scholarships are Commonwealth Fellowship Plan, Reciprocal Scholarships Scheme, Cultural Exchange Programme and those offered by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.
Cost of living
Living in a foreign country for a considerable period requires a sizeable amount of money