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S.i.G. Report – Indian Subcontinent Virtual Fair 2022

INTRODUCTION

On Tuesday January 18th, Study in Greece participated in the Indian Subcontinent Virtual Fair 2022, organized by FPP PRIVATE EVENTS, when we had the opportunity to present the wide range of study options offered by Greek Universities to students across Indian Subcontinent.

TOPIC

Our booth attracted more than four hundred (400) foreign students, who expressed their interest in studying in our country. During the event we were able to gather information on them, specifically about the type of program and academic discipline they were interested in, both on Undergraduate and Postgraduate Level. By using the information we have gained, we can further understand the Indian Subcontinent’s academic market.

Let us continue by presenting our data, starting with the level of program percentage:

Postgraduate:               36%

Undergraduate:           18%

PhD:                              10%

Short-Term:                   9%

Language Program:      3%

Other:                           24%

ANALYSIS: Observing the ages and qualities of the participating students, the above percentages are not surprising. In short, the majority of students were interested in postgraduate programs with a 36% percentage. Subsequently, 18% were interested in undergraduate programs. With a small difference between them, 10% and 9% looked for PhD and Short-Term opportunities (including Summer and Winter Schools) respectively. Finally, 3% were interested in Language Program, while 24% for other types of educational programs, such as e.g. vocational.

Continuing, we divided the students’ wishes regarding the subject into program levels. The next two chart pies concern the scientific fields of interest at the two main levels, undergraduate and postgraduate, starting with the first:

Health:                                    21%

Science/Engineering:             21%

Business/Economics:             15%

Computer Sciences:               14%

Humanities:                            13%

Social Sciences:                      13%

Tourism:                                   3%

ANALYSIS: At the top we see with equivalence Ηealth sciences and Science / Engineering, each with a percentage of 21%, while with low differences they follow with the order Business / Economics (15%), Computer Sciences (14%), Humanities (13%), Social Sciences (13%), leaving Tourism last with 3%.

Then, at postgraduate level, students became interested in the same disciplines, in the following order:

Science/Engineering:      30%

Business/Economics:      19%

Humanities:                     14%

Health:                             13%

Social Sciences:               12%

Computer Sciences:          9%

Tourism:                            3%

ANALYSIS: Regarding the postgraduate level, almost one third of the participants showed interest in Science / Engineering with a percentage of 30%, while the second was the branch of Business / Economics with 19%. Next in line was Humanities (14%), Health (13%), Social Sciences (12%), Computer Sciences (9%) and last  Tourism (3%).

CONCLUSION

The most important achievement of this exhibition is that we started collecting data on the interest of students at the undergraduate level. The reason for this importance is that, in contrast to our rich list of postgraduate programs, Hellenic Higher Education has just started organizing undergraduate programs aimed at foreign students. Therefore, it is necessary to know the needs and interests of foreign students and in terms of undergraduate programs, so we can be able to encourage Greek universities to create more and more Bachelors.




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