The United States has granted a historic number of F1 visas to Indian students during June, July, and August, as announced by the US Mission in India on X (formerly Twitter). More than 90,000 visas were issued to Indian applicants pursuing higher education in the US, with the US Mission noting that nearly one in four student visas worldwide were granted in India. The US Mission extended congratulations and best wishes to all Indian students choosing the US for their higher education.
This announcement coincided with the closing of applications for the session, as stated in the official announcement: “That’s a wrap! With teamwork and innovation, we ensured that all qualified applicants reached their programs on time.”
In 2022, India surpassed China to become the leading country globally with the highest number of international students in the United States, reaching almost 207,000 in 2020.
Recent reports highlighted a notable increase in Indian students pursuing higher education abroad, attributed to streamlined application processes and the availability of financial aid and scholarships from foreign universities. France has expressed its desire to welcome around 30,000 students from India, aiming to achieve this goal by fostering academic excellence, strengthening cultural ties, and enhancing lasting friendship between the two countries.