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User Trends of Indian Students Looking to Study Abroad

An insight into the demographics and preferences of Indian students looking to study abroad!

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User Trends of Indian Students Looking to Study Abroad

Without a shadow of doubt the USA continues to remain the most popular study destination for Indian students looking to study abroad.

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Last year we built a new tool to measure the traffic that came to our portfolio of websites and pushed out the data in the public domain for users – students and institutions alike. Here are some significant stats based on the traffic that came on to the Hotcourses India website from Indian students.


 Most Popular Countries

No surprises here, the USA leads the race, followed by Australia, the UK and Singapore.

Most Popular Countries


Despite a hike in tuition fees the credibility and brand value of American universities, coupled with research and job opportunities make the USA a preferred study abroad destination for Indian students.


Popular Subjects

Be it undergraduate studies or postgraduate studies the most popular subjects are – Engineering, Business & Management, Applied & Pure Sciences and Computer Science & IT.

Most Popular UG subjects
Most Popular UG subjects


Most Popular PG subjects
Most Popular PG subjects



The last one year has seen more than 1 million unique visitors to our website.  Over 61% of these visitors were aged between 18 years and 24 years and the gender ratio was quite proportionate. Male-51% and Female-49%. Most of our users were from – Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Tamil Nadu.


What we can do for you!

At Hotcourses India we offer a full suite of study abroad counselling services:

  • Course and university selection
  • Academic profile evaluation
  • Submission of admission applications
  • Visa application assistance, visa-counselling and mock-interviews
  • IELTS/TOEFL training
  • Pre-departure guidance and assistance in terms of private accommodation recommendations in select countries.

Get in touch with us right away to find the perfect course and university.

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