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Indians Overcome Chinese As Top Source of International Students in Germany

Indians have become the largest nationality group among the international student community in Germany, overcoming the Chinese for the first time ever.

According to data from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the number of Indian students has reached 42,997 in 2022, Studying-in-Germany reports.

Indians became the number one nationality group among international students in Germany due to an increase of 26 per cent in numbers compared to the previous year.

鈥淯nlike other countries, studying in Germany is basically free of cost. Education in German public universities is high-class and world-class, but at a much lower cost than in other countries, with the German taxpayers paying for the education of both domestic and international students,鈥 the Deputy Head of Mission, Georg Enzweiler, said.

Total Indian Student Population in Germany Increased by 3.7%

While in 2022, there were almost 43,000 Indian students in Germany, this number stood at 34,134 in the previous year.

The data suggest that the number of Indian international students in the country has increased gradually between 2018 and 2022, starting from 20,810 and reaching 42,997 in 2022. In this five-year period, the numbers have doubled – increasing by 106 per cent.

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Indian international students often opt for technical education with 60 per cent of them studying engineering, followed by law, management and social studies (22 per cent) and mathematics and natural sciences (14 per cent).

The majority of them are enrolled in universities (58 per cent), compared to 42 per cent enrolled in universities of applied sciences. Men are far more common among Indian international students – 70 per cent compared to 30 per cent of women.

Most Blue Card Holders in Germany Are Indians

Data from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) shows that 83 per cent of foreigners that held a residence permit between 2012 and 2017, ended up staying in the country after five years of their permit expiring.

Almost 68,900 people received a Blue Card in Germany during the five-year period, with most of them coming from India (22.4 per cent), followed by Chinese (8.7 per cent) or Russians (7.5 per cent).

Former international students are the most common category to remain in Germany as 55 per cent of them continued living in the country after five years of obtaining a residence permit. In ten years, the share of international students living in Germany dropped to 19.6 per cent.

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