Uni Discovery, a leading higher education mentorship platform, has witnessed a significant surge in university education applications from around 7-8 lakh Indian students. This spike is especially evident among those aspiring to pursue studies in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Remarkably, there is a discernible upward trend in applications aimed at Eastern European countries such as Lithuania, Finland, and Sweden. The appeal of these countries’ affordable tuition, reasonable living expenses, and streamlined visa procedures is attributed to this surge.
In addition, the recent introduction of the “University Grants Commission (Setting up and Operation of Campuses of Foreign Higher Educational Institutions in India) Regulations, 2023” by the Commission piqued the interest of foreign universities in India. This regulatory change is a step forward in encouraging collaboration and facilitating the country’s establishment of foreign higher education institutions.
Ananya Sachdev, Founder of Uni Discovery, commented on the study:
The landscape of higher education is evolving, and Uni Discovery is witnessing a changing pattern in the preferences of Indian students seeking global education opportunities. In the past two years, as application numbers have risen, admission rates have experienced a decline, particularly at highly selective institutions. For instance, Harvard’s regular admission rate decreased from 3.43% in 2020-21 to a historic low of 3.19% in 2021-22. Similarly, Boston University witnessed a drop in admission rates from 18.3% to 14% during the same period.
Sachdev further stated:
As we navigate this trend, it becomes imperative to underscore the growing significance of personalization in college choices. Prioritize a selection process that aligns with your unique preferences, financial circumstances, potential opportunities, and elective inclinations.
Uni Discovery was meticulously designed by a team with over 30 years of collective experience spanning education, finance, technology, marketing, and career guidance to assist ambitious students in exploring and navigating the intricate paths of college and career opportunities. The platform offers full support, expert advice, psychometric tests, and personalized profile development. The startup claims to have benefited over 5000+ members from different countries & disciplines and conducted 70+ LIVE workshops with thought leaders from top universities, including the Dean of SPS at NYU and professors from MIT and Columbia University.
Additionally, the firm prioritizes crafting personalized profiles for each student, ensuring a tailored and impactful representation of their achievements and aspirations. Uni Discovery remains steadfast in its commitment to shaping the future of motivated and ambitious individuals, propelling them towards academic and career experiences that are both fulfilling and meaningful.