Telangana, Hyderabad in particular continues to be one of the attractive destinations in India for foreign students. This is despite the decline of foreign students to Osmania and English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU).
Telangana had 2742 foreign students enrolled in 2014-15 making it, fourth highest among all the states. Affordable tuition fees, low cost of living compared to other metro cities in the country, English-medium teaching and quality education makes Hyderabad the favoured destination of Foreign Students.
EFLU and University of Hyderabad are popular for Post-Graduate courses while Osmania University is popular in foreign students for its under-graduate courses. ISB, NALSAR and IIT also attracts good foreign students from West Asian and African countries like Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Nigeria.