Want to study abroad but don’t know where to start?
Today, in this article, we will talk about the best places to study abroad and how to decide which one is the right choice for you.
Study abroad is a major decision and you don’t wanna make a mistake. So, better read this article and get a descriptive idea than throwing arrows on a world map.
An experience that every student aspires for– studying overseas can teach you everything ; staying in a limited exposure can never.
Who knows you might even land up on a permanent settlement abroad?
But first of all, where to begin? Yes, it’s selecting the right destination for your interests.
How to Decide Where to Study Abroad?
Before landing up on search engines for the best courses and universities, it is better to screen and have some specific places in mind. This not only helps you make a firm decision but also saves your time and efforts.
Here are some tips to keep in mind while deciding :
- Educate yourself on best universities offering courses of your interests and the degree validity in your home country (unless you wish to settle abroad and never come back). Look online of cultures, languages and lifestyle in different countries.
- Ask yourself questions like– Why you want to study abroad? When should you study abroad? What countries are you familiar with? What is the cost and expenditure of studying and living in these countries? Would you be able to adapt to country life?
- Analyse your financial budget and capability. List your sources of earning and financial aids available in different places and universities. Studying abroad for two years and then paying the loan installments until ten years after is not what you would want.
- Check for the application deadlines and course durations for your courses of interest. Seek as much information available on accommodation options available and part-time work.
- Seek advice from your peers, seniors and faculties for guidance. If someone from your connection is studying abroad currently or has studied abroad, you know what questions to ask.
Your aim must be to make a checklist of your needs and wants in your dream destination for studying.
Later, you can match your checklist with the potential countries to select the best suited to you.
All of these countries are the most searched and aimed at by students aspiring to study abroad.
Best Places to Study Abroad in 2020
Below is the list of the most popular and worthy places that students from all over the world want to study at in no particular order.
When it’s about global education quality, Australia surely pops up as one of the best places to study abroad. In the world’s favourite study destination with about 22,000 courses in 1,100 institutions, the course of your interest is guaranteed to be covered.
Apart from the obvious big cities like Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane that are home to the top universities, the country is unique in its habitats— rain forests, deserts, coasts, mountains and what not! So, along with the exceptional study experience, you can escape in the Great Barrier Reef or Outback, and never get tired of exploring the heritage sites.
Known for its cuisine, culture, history and wine, France one of the best countries to study in. It has all you are looking for— academic excellence, budget tuition and accommodation, diverse courses and distinctive lifestyle in cities.
The most popular students stop is Paris, but students also prefer Versailles, Lourdes, Bordeaux, Tours, Lyon, Aix-en-Provence and Avignon. If you see yourself learning something new in every city you visit, you know France is your place.
3. United States of America
America, as we know, is the biggest superpower in the world that never sleeps. There is absolutely no doubt why it is among the student favourites when it comes to studying overseas.
It is the home to the world’s renowned universities like Massachusetts, Harvard and Stanford with world-class degree programs. With the diverse lifestyles in the North and South of the US, you have the choice to choose between cities that offer unique opportunities to learn and evolve.
4. United Kingdom
The world’s 10 oldest universities Oxford, Cambridge and Edinburgh are located in this education hub of the world. Yes, it’s Britain. It is the blind selection of students because of the most prestigious study experience with traditional research and teaching methods, and of course, the reputation.
UK’s culture, language, art and heritage make it a perfect choice as you’ll find all your favourite brands and hobbies in every city you visit. And do I need to mention the Hogwarts Castle!?
Every list of wants in the study abroad destination includes rich heritage, beautiful art, dynamic history, amazing cuisine and hospitality. Well, Italy has all of it.
With the Colosseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Canals of Venice, the country has the most sought environment for academic as well as a travel experience.
It is home to some of the world’s top universities that offer courses in all fields, from medicine to business, architecture and economics.
If you’re looking for some competitive advantage in your resume, China is your ideal choice. Cities like Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai are go-to preferences with affordable and high-quality education.
Most popular for medical courses, China offers diverse fields of study as well as weekend escapes to the Great Wall of China and festivals. The country is also the global market leader which means you are set to learn and explore the economy and insights of the international stock from the best player itself!
Affordability, Opportunities and Exposure— that’s Germany. Germany holds the first rank in the best study destinations in Europe. This is primarily for the cheapest courses and modern learning and researches that the highly regarded top universities offer.
Apart from the world-class education, Germany is known for its language, culture, history and traditions that allowed Kant, Heisenberg, Beethoven, Kafka, Marx and Nietzsche to changed the world.
These are one of the Best Places to Study Abroad.
Know your course of interests, search your target universities and check the eligibility and affordability, and apply before the deadline passes!
Do not miss out on our list of international scholarships curated just for you. Some of these are actually fully-funded, meaning international study experience and exposure for free of cost. Isn’t that like the cherry on the cake?
Check out the Top 25 Scholarships of 2020!
(Article contributed by Savya Sachi, Shifali Gulati , Graphics by Anulipi Debnath for Precisely)
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