Favourite study destinations now Canada, Australia

There has been a considerable drop in the number of students from Hyderabad applying for US universities in the wake of a slew of anti-immigration decisions taken by the US government.

Test centres for GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) courses in the city are registering fewer enquiries for GRE exams and visa processing firms are witnessing close to 50 percent drop in the number of student visa applications to US universities.

In 2016, the US consulate in Hyderabad had issued the highest number of student visas in the country, the fifth largest number of student visas issued in the world.