The appeal of studying in a foreign university/ institution is increasing every year. According to industry estimates, around 3 Lakh students opt to enroll for various programs ranging from certificates to Diplomas’ to Graduate, Post graduate and Doctoral studies in international universities/institutions every year.
There are several reasons that draw students to universities / institutions abroad, the primary being the excellent quality of the courses they offer. The flexibility of choosing a subject of one’s desire is another reason, which unfortunately is very much limited in India. The limited number of seats at prestigious Indian institutions of International repute is well beyond the reach of many bright students. Apart from the systemic deficiencies in the education system, the sheer quality of foreign universities/ institutions with regard to state of the art infrastructure, International faculties, curriculum etc and the opportunity to gain international exposure makes overseas education highly appealing. Moreover owing to the sheer superiority and the highly industry centric course content, a student on completion of studies can rest be assured of a flourishing career there itself or in case he / she intends to return to India, shall enjoy a clear edge in the Indian job market.
Preferred overseas study destination by students
Though Indian students embark on overseas studies around the world, some destinations are highly preferred by them. USA stands tall in this list, followed by Canada, Australia, U.K, New Zealand, Germany and Sweden. Countries like U.SA Australia, New Zealand, and Germany are highly considered for their science and technology, Engineering and Mathematics programs (known as stem subjects) whereas USA, UK, Canada, Australia and Singapore remains hot destination for MBA and business related programs. For quality Medicine studies Philippines, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Georgia and China are highly valued, considering the comparatively low cost of study without compromising on the quality front.
Applications and admissions
Universities/ institutions intake schedule vary from country to country and institutions. Application process are mostly done online, wherein one will have to fill application form, attach academic records and submit a statement of purpose depending on the type of course he /she intend to take up. Depending on the country and choice of course one will have to take English language proficiency tests and score as per the requirement which may vary from institution to institution. Common English language proficiency tests include IELTS, PTE, and TOEFL etc. For management/ business programs GMAT scores are required. GRE are meant for graduate school and research institutes. Make sure you seek service of only credible overseas education consultants for your overseas admissions.
Funding and scholarships
Studying abroad is not cheap by any means; the main expense includes tuition fees and living expense, apart from travel costs, books stationeries, clothing etc. Thankfully several scholarships are offered by universities, governments or academic bodies to students who have exhibited outstanding academic or extracurricular talent. Both public and private sector bank offer these loans to the eligible. Make sure to contact your nearest bank well in advance to start the process at the earliest.
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