The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) reveals that graduate applications from international students increased 11% from 2005 to 2006. This increase follows a two-year cumulative decline of 32%. So yes, international applications are up, but not at the level they once were. China (+21%) and India (+23%) showed the largest increases. Applications increased across many fields of study: engineering (+17%), life sciences (+16%), physical sciences (+10%), and social sciences (+10%).