Delhi University aims to raise foreign students by 20%

Delhi University is aiming to increase the intake of international students in the upcoming academic cycle by 20% from the previous year, with officials reaching out to diplomatic missions to invite more applications, reports PTI.

A university official said on Tuesday 30 May that in 2022-23, a total of 637 foreign students were admitted across undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD courses at the university. Until now, the university has received around 2,000 applications, including those from the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).

Foreign nationals are admitted to various programmes of study at the University of Delhi under two categories – self-financing students and students with the ICCR – under its various scholarship schemes. ICCR administers various scholarship programmes annually and awards about 3,000 scholarships under 21 different schemes to foreign students from about 180 countries. Delhi University has taken various steps to increase the intake of ICCR applicants.
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