In keeping with the pace of globalization; overseas education is also becoming rampantly popular. In view of the excitingly lucrative job prospects, an increasing number of students are willing to venture abroad.

Benefits of overseas education - Advantages of Studying Abroad

It is a fact that degrees obtained from India cannot earn you an overseas job; if settling abroad happens to be your main draw. Interactive approach, greater exposure to field work and experimental work, availability of better amenities and one to one basis of teacher taught ratio are also leading students to explore overseas horizon. According to a recently held survey; better working conditions, lucrative perks in addition to an equally alluring pay scale are propelling students overseas; particularly those keen on overseas job.

Countries such as U.S.A, U.K, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Germany and Singapore are generally preferred by students who are interested in overseas education.

What you should understand while planning to study abroad

  • Not all countries are equally developed in respect of different spheres of learning.
  • So it is important to choose country which is best suited to your stream
  • For instance studies related to agriculture and Bio technology are more developed in European countries and software technology and management studies are more developed in USA
  • Humanities and areas related to comparative literature is specialized in U.K

Points to be borne in mind while planning overseas education

  • Requirements necessary for study abroad
  • If you are eligible for the same
  • How long you can afford to stay abroad
  • Areas/fields of interests
  • Other important considerations such as budgetary and location wise preferences
  • If you are particularly keen on settling abroad

How to plan and prepare to study abroad

  • If you are keen on studying abroad; do look up the areas of possibilities.
  • Prepare a list focusing on the areas of interest.
  • Have it matched with the programs available.
  • Match country specific options to program specific option
  • Online browsing will lead you to the desired target.

Role of overseas education consultancies

  • There are consultancies gearing to the same purpose.
  • Helping you to choose location as well as programs
  • Motivating you with the necessary counseling
  • Do your ground work with the help of internet before approaching consultancies

Qualifying tests

  • Find out the qualifying test relevant to your program. It is important to prepare for the necessary qualifying tests.
  • SAT,GRE, GMAT and TOEFL etc are the qualifying tests for overseas education.

How to locate the best overseas university or college for higher education

  • Consider college in order of ranking
  • There are online technologies facilitating classroom/college/university ranking
  • Relevance of the college with regard to the job scene.
  • Review of the last ten years ranking will give you a good idea
  • Important to review student to student relationship
  • Student to teacher relationship
  • Role of racial discrimination
  • Select the one within your budgetary limit

Points worth remembering while preparing to study abroad

  • Do bear in mind that educational consultants guiding you to your requisite goal cannot guarantee or assure scholarship
  • They can help you to get one
  • Similarly they can help you to organize bank loans
  • Banks pay loans only with assurance of repay ability
  • In case you pick on a country where English is not the medium of instruction, it will make sense to gather elementary knowledge about the subject
  • If you choose to go to Germany, make it a point to learn German

Points worth considering about your future

  • See if the pertinent course has international acceptability
  • If it is valued in your own country
  • If it is suitable enough in the long term perspective

How to plunge into the final choice

  • Shortlist the names bearing in mind the mentioned priorities
  • Compare the course structure & fee structure of the respective program
  • Eliminate the ones beyond your budgetary means
  • Choose the top three option, in light of their ranking
  • Decide the best possible one