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US most preferred destination for higher education: Diplomat

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Hyderabad: The US is the most preferred destination for higher education for students all over the world and it receives second highest number of pupils from India, an American diplomat said on Wednesday.

Michael Mullins, Consul General US Consulate General in Hyderabad, said America is the most preferred destination for higher education for students all over the world. India contributes the second largest population of international students after China.

He was addressing students and their parents who attended the ‘University Fair’ of US India Education Foundation (USIEF) and Education USA organised here.

The Consulate at Hyderabad sees the largest number of student visa applicants in India, he said.

“This is because of the flexible curricula offered, choice of over 4,500 institutes, quality that is recognised the world over and several options available for financial aid. According to the Open Doors 2014 report, there were close to 1,02,673 Indian students in the US in 2013-14 academic year,” the Consul General said.

The universities participating in the fair offered a range of academic programmes at under-graduate and graduate levels.

PTI