Fall in number of international students

Applications by international graduates to study in the United States have fallen for the first time in more than a decade, according to new data from the Council of Graduate Schools. In another first for the last 10 years, the number of new graduates joining US universities from overseas has also fallen, writes Rebecca Trager for Chemistry World.

The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), a non-profit organisation that aims to advance graduate education and research, found that applications from prospective international students in autumn 2017 fell by 3% from the previous year. It also revealed that first-time enrolment of international graduates declined by 1% on last year.

The CGS findings came just weeks after the US National Science Foundation (NSF) released a separate report showing a 5.5% reduction in overall international graduate enrolment at US universities from autumn 2016 to autumn 2017. The NSF data also revealed that enrolment of non-nationals specifically pursuing science and engineering degrees at US universities dropped 6% on the previous academic year.
Full report on the Chemistry World site