Indian Embassy in China today issued a notice for Indian students wishing to return to China for their studies. The notice said that the embassy did not receive any s from the Ministry of Education of Chinese government regarding next semester. It has also advised the students to keep checking the websites of the Indian Embassy in China and those of Consulates for latest information regarding their return to China.
Due to COVID-19 outbreak, China restricted the entry of foreigners. It later allowed entry of some category of foreigners, but foreign students have not been allowed yet. Before the COVID-19 outbreak, over 23,000 students from India studied in China, pursuing mainly medicine and management courses, according to official data from Chinese Ministry of Education. Indians were the fourth-largest group among foreign students in China.
COVID-19 derailed the plans of many Indians to study in China and the recent border issues between the two countries may only push China further down as a student destination.