Given the restrictions on international travel, it’s no surprise that hundreds of thousands of students who were planning to study abroad this year have been left in limbo.
After China, India sends more students abroad to study than any other country.
The BBC’s Nikita Mandhani spoke to some of those students who are worried about what will happen next.
“There’s a lot of stress and anxiety and tension at this time but not enough clarity,” said Meehika Barua, 23, who wants to study in the UK.
Another student said: “It feels a little unfair, especially after spending a year-and-half to get admission into one of these schools.”