Category Archives: Engineering Abroad

Why Santamonica Study Abroad is your overseas education consultant?

It’s been a great journey, indeed.


Since 2002  Santamonica Study Abroad is helping students realize their overseas education dreams.  Our relentless pursuit of quality education has taken us places, made us one of the most trusted overseas education consultants in Kerala. We are proud to acknowledge the fact that today we are the authorised representative for over 500 universities consisting of 30 countries. Santa Monica’s staff are regularly trained by the universities to offer guidance to the students properly & professionally.


How we offer our services is our USP and gives us our competitive advantage. Every student/aspirant is considered and treated for the person he/she is, his/her skill sets and ambitions.  So when a student comes to us, our initial step is to analyse the profile of a student , their previous academic records, passion, ambition & their subject of interest. Most of the students will be aware of only about some conventional courses. It is the duty of our career counsellors to provide the students with the required details of various courses offered overseas.


Most of the time a student will be unsure and confused about what program to take or which course to pursue. In such cases, we enlighten them with courses of their interest after studying and analysing their interests and passion. There are many career-oriented unconventional courses offered in the developed countries which our students are not aware of. Course selection is done only after enlightening the students with the career prospects of each and every course.


Once the course selection is done, we encourage the students and their parents to do some research on their own. They are advised to investigate courses, universities and their locations. They are encouraged to look into the teaching modules, research opportunities, campus life and employment prospects before they narrow down to their choice. Candidates can ask friends and family or reach out to the alumni of universities they are interested in for a wider perspective.


Next step is to register the student for the admission process. We forward the application and help them with the admission process. Once the admission procedure is over, we will pass onto their Visa application.  Our visa documentation team helps the student with the necessary documentation.


Next step is to guide and prepare students for visa interviews and guide them in preparing a statement of purpose. We discourage students to go into any fabricated details as a fabricated document will lead to a ban or visa rejection which many are not aware of. If there is a gap in their academic records, we help them to write an effective explanation with all the necessary documents.


 Once the visa is obtained and the student gets an offer letter, then the question of procuring a student education loan emerges. We assist students in procuring a loan. As we have tie-ups with many of the leading banks in India, loan approvals get easy. This service has fetched Santamonica lots of excellent reviews and many students & their parents are grateful for guiding them properly.


Travel is the next important thing to be sorted out. We have a fully equipped travel desk to arrange your travel and accommodation at the destination according to the student’s choice. This may include Airport pick up and assistance. These facilities are arranged by Santamonica and payment should be made there directly. If a student, after joining a college wants a  relocation either from the college or from the province, Santamonica can assist in that case also.


Another attractive service that we offer is our travel agency- a sister concern of Santamonica Study Abroad consultancy. We book tickets for our clients at a very subsidised rate especially for students as we are aware of the additional expenses.  Not only that we assist in the travel plans of parents or family members who want to travel later on to meet their ward/relative, but we also make sure that our client’s travel is smooth and hassle-free.


Team Santamonica owes its success to their unwavering dedication, ethics, professional practices, continuous investment on staff training, use of state of the art technology and above all to its ‘’client first’’ policy”.


Yes. It has been an amazing journey!



About Ms. Nicy Binu, Director, Santamonica Study Abroad


With over a decade’s experience in international education, Ms Nicy Binu is the brain behind Santamonica’s overseas student program and has steered the organization to a position where it figures today among the prominent overseas education facilitators in India. You may contact her at +91 6282 903 703 for overseas education queries and doubts.


ENGINEER your future


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Germany ranks on top of the list of popular study destination for engineering studies with an upper hand in Mechanical Engineering. Engineering students in India who do not opt to do MBA right after engineering or even after two or three years of work experience, invariably are the ones aspiring to go to Germany for their postgraduate engineering programs.  The engineering sciences are the vehicle of technological progress and are currently facing major challenges.  New blood is being sought in Germany, especially for the disciplines of mechanical engineering and electrical engineering. German engineers are called “artists of the feasible”. The challenging degree courses in engineering are basically geared towards the demands of real life.

World believes that in many fields engineers trained at German universities are guarantors for the technological leadership of German industry in the global competition. Engineering degrees “Made in Germany” rightly have an excellent reputation internationally, because they provide tomorrow’s engineers with superb conditions for studying and for research. Internship is a part of academic courses in top MNCs that eventually lead to full-time employment in large multinational companies

The intensive research work, invaluable study abroad experience, high quality education, career and migration possibilities, and low cost studies are just some of the lures for studying engineering in Germany.

The Masters programs offered at German Universities are funded by Government, and are granted scholarships which have proven to be a boon for Indian students. A number of private and public institutions award scholarships to cover living costs and books. If willing to learn German, students also have the opportunity to join the German Language Courses at the University, which are free of charge and the good things doesn’t end here   Part-time work rights: 240 days or 120 days full-time in a year and   Stay back: 18 months Residence Permit. Planning to study engineering in  Germany?  Reach us on 0484-4140999 to guide you through from start to finish





If the number of students appearing in all India engineering entrances exams and state level engineering entrance exam every year is any indicator of the popularity of engineering programs among Indian students, it is going to the one of the most popular stream at least for a decade or so but is this interest for the stream doing any good to these students?  The answer is a big no because as per the recent study, with over 2500 Engineering colleges in the country, producing over 7 lakh graduates every year only 10% of the engineers passing out of colleges from Tier 2/3 cities in the country are employable. The question then arise is that is  there something fundamentally  wrong with the stream or it is merely because engineering programs offered here  is not in sync with the changing nature of the job market and technological updating happening all around,  the answer has to be  in the affirmative.

How different is engineering studies abroad

Unlike engineering courses in India, engineering courses abroad are delivered in close cooperation with industries and are based on the current industrial needs, incorporating mandatory internships as part of the program thereby leading to ample job opportunities upon completion of studies which   gives lot of confidence to   students wishing to pursue Engineering studies abroad. Wide array of programs are offered at both undergraduate and post graduate levels.  Engineering graduates can look to pursue post graduate studies abroad  within a short span of time in a cost effective manner and also earn credits for relevant courses.  Most foreign universities/college offer advanced Standing facility to qualify the applicant for direct entry to the second or higher level of any program thus reducing the duration of study. Scholarships and bursaries are offered by many prestigious universities to help bright Indian students looking to pursue overseas engineering programs. With the relative simplifying of norms and documentation part for seeking bank loans for overseas studies, an overseas study aspirant can easily avail this loan. Repayments will not be a cause of worry at all as armed with an overseas engineering degree you will have no dirt of job offers once you pass out

Niche program designed for the changing market requirements 

Institutions abroad  rightly gauge  the importance and future demand of various niche programs such as Robotics engineering, Bio-medical Engineering, Oil and Gas engineering, Environmental engineering, Mining, Aircraft maintenance, Audio and Video Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Design Engineering Agricultural engineering, Fire Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electro-mechanical engineering, etc  that  have opened up newer areas of employment opportunities in the international arena for bright Indian engineering students.

Programs like Masters in Engineering in Public funded Universities and institutions in Germany can be pursued even without tuition fees.  Bachelors in Engineering with various niche specializations, Industry endorsed cost effective programs with Co-op in Canada, Bachelors in Petroleum engineering with excellent scholarship and 1 year industrial placement, Masters in Oil and Gas Engineering are on offer

Engineering students with managerial interest can opt for various Management programs in line with their studies by taking up various unique tailor-made programs such as Masters in Engineering Management, Project Management, etc. in various institutions abroad.

For more information on courses and destination for your abroad studies contact us on 0484-4140999

@Study in #Germany -the best option for students.


Germany is one of the world leaders in terms of being the country of choice for international students to study or continue their education in; and the reasons for this are many: from the desire to acquire specialized knowledge and improve their language skills, to the expectation that after completing their studies they will have more career opportunities back in their home country or in Germany

.Germany an attractive study destination for people all over the world; it is currently ranked fourth in the world, after the US, Great Britain and Australia.One of the strongest motivators is the financial one; tuition fees in German universities are very low compared to other countries.



  • Hub of Engineering technology & innovations.
  • Research centric Master programs with university assisted internship.
  • Options to apply for European Blue card.
  • Comprehensive scholarships covering Tuition fee and all personnel expenses.
  • Internship as part of academic courses in top MNC’s  that eventually lead to full-time placement.
  • Over 1 Lac Engineers and IT professionals required in Germany.
  • German Universities are considered best in the World for Engineering & IT programs.
  • FREE education at Bachelor and Master level in all fields in German Universities.
  • Schengan visa (i.e. issued for Germany) allows you to travel all over Europe.
  • Cost of living in Germany is cheapest in Europe,
  • German is the language of one of the major economic players in the European Union.
  • Germany’s strong economic position has also led to the use of German as the preferred language of commerce in a number of Eastern European countries.

Cost Of Studies 

€500 per semester

Work Rights & Stay Back

240 days par-time or 120 days full time in a year. Students a can work more hours subject to approval from foreign authority

18 months Stayback

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Opportunities in Engineering Sector Abroad.


The world needs plenty of internationally qualified, well-equipped and talented engineers.  But the question “are the students graduating from Indian engineering colleges groomed enough to be internationally competent?” remains unanswered! In fact, in most cases Indian students may have to undergo an in-house training or specific foundation courses before being absorbed overseas for further studies or even for employment locally or abroad.

The Engineering programs in advanced countries are delivered in close cooperation with the industries & based on current industrial needs,incorporating mandatory internships as a part of program thereby leading to ample job opportunities upon completion of studies which gives ample scope to Indian Engineering graduates & those wishing to pursue Engineering studies abroad.

Top Destinations : Australia / Sweden / Canada/ UK …

Engineering Abroad Advantage:

  • Innovative &research oriented study facilities
  • Industry endorsed internships in most  modern units of multinational companies
  • Post study work permits for easy access to job markets 
  • Personal growth by way of recognition as an international degree holder 
  • Gateway to settle-down in advanced countries with family.
  • Scholarships and /or free tuition,student grants and paid internships.
  • Become certified foreign professional engineer ,easy accreditation by professional bodies worldwide

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There are many popular programs which are in great demand in the global market such as Masters in Engineering in Public funded Universities & institutions in Germany without tuition fee.

Bachelors in Engineering with various niche programs with co-op in Canada, Bachelors in Petroleum Engineering with excellent scholarship & year industrial placement

Institutions abroad have realized future demand  of various niche programs such as Robotics Engineering,Bio-medical engineering ,Oil & Gas Engineering  Environmental Engineering etc and have introduced various specialization in these fields foreseeing the global industrial demands in the future,

Engineering students with managerial interest can opt for various management  programs inline with their studies  by taking up various unique tailor-made programs such as Masters in Engineering Management,Project Management etc. in various institutions across the globe.

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