Toronto University reports 57 percent increase in student applications from India


TORONTO: The University of Toronto has seen a huge increase in applications for admission from students from India, says a report. The university says it has seen a 57 percent increase in applications from India alone. Over all, the university has seen a 20 percent increase in applications from international universities.

Maybe it is the Trump effect, but more and more international students, who once fl ocked to American universities, are now opting for Canadian universities. The report by the BBC says international students are now looking at Canadian universities because of the country’s liberal, migrant-friendly image serving as an important attraction.

According to Ted Sargent, vice president (international) of the University of Toronto, says in a university press release that in addition to offering toptier universities, Canada is sending a “message about being open to the world,” especially in light of the contemporary political climate in the US and the UK.

“Events in the U.S. and the U.K. have reverberated around the world. It makes people go back and think again.” As per the Canadian Bureau for International Education, there are more than 350,000 international students in Canada at present, and the country now has a hold on 8 per cent of “the international student market.”

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