48% of foreign students in the US in 2019 came from China and India: report

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Of the foreign students studying in the US in 2019, 48 percent were Chinese and Indian students. This information is provided in a government report.

A report released Friday by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) on overseas students in the US says a web-based system of information about international non-resident students and students enrolled in the US under the exchange program , was based on SEVIS’ record In 2019, the number of foreign students holding F-1 and M-1 visas was 15.2 lakh. This decreased by 1.7 percent compared to 2018.

The F-1 visa is issued to international students pursuing an academic program or an English-taught program at a college or university in the US while the M-1 visa is for foreign students studying in professional and technical institutions.

In 2019, a total of 7,33,718 or 48 percent of students in the US were from China and India, according to the report. Of these, 4,74,479 came from China and 2,49,221 from India.