Asia-Pacific Research Snapshot: Application Trends Survey 2019

October 2019


ThumbnailThis research snapshot infographic displays Asia-Pacific program key findings from the Application Trends Survey 2019. A total of 109 programs at 53 Asia-Pacific business schools participated in the 2019 survey.

Quick Facts

  • More Asia-Pacific candidates are opting to stay close to home. Among responding Asia-Pacific programs, 2 in 3 report growing (48%) or stable (20%) domestic application volumes this year. On average, Asia-Pacific programs report that 55 percent of their applications come from domestic talent, and 90 percent of applications come from within the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Programs in China report domestic growth. Across program types, 73 percent of responding Chinese programs saw domestic application growth year-on-year. Forty-one percent report international application growth, and 23 percent report international application stability.
  • Programs in India mostly saw application volume growth or stability this year. Among 28 responding programs in India, most report either total application volume growth (50% of programs) or stability (11%). Consistent with past years, the vast majority of applications to Indian programs were domestic (95%).