Indian students consider options after cap, minimum funds increase: Opinion


After the recent Government of Canada policy changes, several Indian students are reevaluating their options for postsecondary education. Shuriah Niazi for University World Newswrites that the “general perception” is that the study cap will have a limited effect on Indian students pursuing master’s and PhD courses. However, some contacts interviewed by Niazi noted that those interested in pursuing diplomas or degrees would be more heavily affected by the new policies. Potential student Aditya Rajoria noted that students from middle-class families in India will not be able to meet the new cost of living requirement. While Canada is their first choice, Rajoria commented that financial concerns will drive many students to look elsewhere for their postsecondary education. Niazi concludes by discussing the increased restrictions implemented by other countries and how these may impact international student choices.

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