According to the report released by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), around 5,998 Indian students had gone up to Germany in the academic year 2011-12, which is approximately 19% increase in compared with the previous year 2010-11 5,038.
This positions India on rank 11 in the list of top countries of origin of foreign students in Germany. Earlier India was on the 15th position in the Italy. Germany is gaining popularity amongst indian students are there has been a huge 70.59% increase in number of Indian students in Germany since the academic year 2008. India ranks 2nd in the list of top countries of origin of International students enrolled in master's degree programmes in Germany in the year 2010. as well as PhD Programmes in Germany in 2008.
Another reason behind in the riding trend is the new Right to Residence Act Law to welcome foreign students, scientists and researchers to Germany. A post study employment prospect is one of the important decisive factors for Indian students while selecting the study destination.
According to a statement released by DAAD, while other traditional study destinations are moderate post study work VISA rules, the opening up of the German job market will make Germany a much more popular choice for Indian Students. An internationalisation strategy in the field of academics has been in force for over a decade in Germany. Fro a long time now, German institutions of higher education have made policies to achieve high levels of internationalisation by welcoming foreign students, researchers, scientists and academicians.
As per the British Council Study, Germany was voted as the most internationalised countries in the higher education domain, leaving Australia, united Kingdom ans China Behind. The new measure is expected to add to this endeavour. According to the statement, the season for which Germany is gaining popularity as a preferred destination for 'Study abroad' option are: Study in English language - more and more programmes are being offered in English due to the increased demand to study in Germany.
The New Right to Residence Act to provide foreign graduates of German Universities unlimited career opportunities for a post that fits their qualifications. Germany's higher education institutes have a state-of-the-art equipment and labs. Academic institutions and business corporate pool their innovative forces and hence Germany is leading in innovative fields like environment and nanotechnology with many patents registered.
German Universities also offer a number of scholarships for students with excellent academic track records. About 15% to 20% of Indian students in Germany receive funding every year. Tuition fees are highly subsidised and same as for the German students themselves. In the tear 2010, DAAD granted 1,300 scholarships to Indians for realising their academic pursuits in Germany.