Lehigh is home to 70 international students from India as of spring 2024, representing 7.4% of the university’s international student population. A total of 90 undergraduates and more than 220 graduate students from India have been admitted to Lehigh over the past four years.

Nationwide, there are 268,923 Indian international students in the United States as of 2022-23, a 35% increase from the previous year, according to IIE Open Doors Report. The number of Indian students enrolling in American universities could increase by 15-20% by 2026, according to the Hindustan Times, and is set to surge five times over 1 million per year by 2030.

Vinita Desai


Dr. Vinita Desai serves as Lehigh University's Senior Advisor Recruiting Strategy & Partnerships. Please contact Dr. Desai with questions about undergraduate and graduate admissions at any point in the application process.

You can learn more about Dr. Desai's background and work with Lehigh here.



A wide variety of scholarships, grants, loans, student employment, and other financial aid opportunities are available at Lehigh University, including merit-based scholarships. Additionally, Lehigh students can work with the Office of Fellowship Advising to explore opportunities for nationally-competitive scholarships and fellowships that will greatly enhance their educational and professional experience.


Life on Campus


Lehigh’s Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) provides personalized support to students through all phases of your career journey.

The Student Experience

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International Student Perspective: Zena Meighan

International Student Perspective: Zena Meighan
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International Student Perspective: Lorraine Rwasoka

International Student Perspective: Lorraine Rwasoka

Global Lehigh Together We Climb 2024

Global Lehigh Together We Climb 2024