US: Foreign graduate student numbers continue to rise

Foreign-student applications to American graduate schools are up 9% over last year, with much of the increase fueled by a double-digit expansion in applications from prospective Chinese students, according to a report released last week, writes Karin Fischer for The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Applications from India and South Korea, meanwhile, saw renewed growth after stagnating last year. The three countries send the largest numbers of international students to the United States. The report's author, Nathan E Bell, called the findings "encouraging", saying they suggest continued strong interest around the world in American graduate education, despite increased global competition for top students.
Full report on The Chronicle of Higher Education site