A survey suggests that 72% of students are opting for a hybrid programme for studying abroad
According to a recent survey, more than 70% of Indian students who want to study abroad are willing to choose hybrid programmes to save money in the event of a pandemic.
More than 4000 students were polled about their plans to go abroad after COVID-19
More than 4,000 students who wanted to study abroad participated in the survey, and it was discovered that 66.8% of them felt that the most recent wave of the Covid-19 outbreak affected their plans to study abroad.
According to a poll done by the technologically advanced international education platform “The WorldGrad,” 72% of students have chosen the hybrid mode (part online, part offline degrees) to lower the cost of education without compromising the quality of education.
“This share is a significant increase from 55% just a few months ago,” it continued. The current pandemic, the study continued, “has played a significant role in the above pattern.”
“66.8% of the students said that the ongoing pandemic wave has affected their plans to study abroad. Parents frequently expressed discomfort with their children travelling abroad at this time due to concerns about their safety, “the survey’s findings on additional worries.
According to the study, handling of Covid-19 by destination nations was the third most crucial factor in deciding on a location for studies.
India’s students most frequently chose to study abroad in the United States (41 per cent), followed by Canada (21 per cent), Australia (18 per cent), and the United Kingdom (17 per cent) (16 per cent).
“This signals a turnaround in trend in favour of two nations, the USA and Australia, both of which had fallen out of favour among international students during the epidemic,” the report continued.
Additionally, it was shown that at least 58 per cent of the students had just a vague awareness of the visa requirements for studying abroad.
The epidemic, which forced nations to repeatedly alter their policy, is to blame for this disparity.
The poll also stated that “the research emphasised information asymmetry, which has been an apparent and critical consequence of the pandemic.”