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How To Study Abroad?

Studying abroad is not as difficult or complicated as it was earlier. We have reached a time when all information is available freely and readily. If you wish to shift to a whole new country, experience a new culture, and study at one of the world's top universities, nothing stops you.

How to study abroad?
Is the entire process of studying abroad difficult?
Which are the top destinations to choose from?

These can be some questions that bother most students. This blog gives you answers to these questions and many more. Read the blog completely so that you do not miss out on anything.

Reasons to Study Abroad

You really don't need an excuse to study at your preferred destination and get a world-class education. Nonetheless, if you are not convinced or sure about studying abroad, here are a few reasons you should study abroad.

  1. Meet and connect with new people: This is one of the biggest merits of studying abroad. It will help you meet new people and connect with those with different interests.
  2. Improve your language skills: When you shift to a new country, you will automatically be forced to speak in a common language, which will be English. In the long run, this will help you improve your language skills.
  3. Know about other countries: You will definitely come across students from other countries when you study at an international university. This will help you learn about their countries, cultures, customs, food habits etc.
  4. Get a life experience: Studying abroad is a life experience. You will learn to be independent and self-reliant, be able to handle difficult situations etc. All these will definitely help you in the future.
  5. Explore a new country:  When you study abroad, you will get the chance to explore a new country. You will get to see and live in the places you have only heard about. 

Benefits of Studying Abroad

Studying abroad is a rewarding experience in several ways. As you have given studying abroad a thought, here are a few benefits of studying abroad to support your decision.

  1. Better employment opportunities: When you study abroad, you will find that there is an increased chance of getting a good job after you complete your studies. The graduate employment rate is very high in some countries and universities, making them a preferred choice among international students.
  2. Wider course options to choose from: When you search for courses and programs abroad, you will find that there are several courses offered in the same discipline. This increased selection will enable you to pursue a course of your choice.
  3. A globally revered degree: When you study abroad, you will find that your certificate has good respect and is highly revered globally. For instance, getting your Master's from the University of Oxford will help you get shortlisted for courses and jobs easily both in the UK and in your home country.
  4. Your resume will look pleasing: When you complete your university education abroad and apply for a job afterwards, you will find that your education abroad has boosted your chances of getting noticed.
  5. Become independent: This is one of the biggest merits of studying abroad. It will help you stand on your feet, make decisions and become self-reliant.

Top Destinations to Study Abroad

There are a few top destinations chosen by most international students, especially Indians who plan to study abroad. We have listed below the four top destinations chosen by international students. This will help you decide which country to choose for your studies, especially because these countries have an increasing number of Indian students.

  1. Australia
  2. USA
  3. UK
  4. Canada

Study in Australia

Australia is one of the top study-abroad destinations international students choose. The country offers a high standard of education and living and is also home to some of the Top universities in the world. The table below helps you get an idea of some top Australian universities, their tuition fees etc.

Name of University

QS Ranking 2023

Top Programs

Duration 

Average Annual Tuition Fees (in INR)

University of Melbourne

33

MBA

2 years

INR 18,27,000

MS in Data Science

2 years

INR 24,98,000

University of Queensland

50

Bachelor of Nursing

3 years

INR 20,30,000

Bachelor of Engineering

4 years

INR 25,40,000

Australian National University

30

Bachelor of Accounting

3 years

INR 25,10,000

Bachelor of Arts

3 years

INR 26,50,000

Monash University

57

Master of Architecture

2 years

INR 17,00,000

Bachelor of Computer Science

4 years

INR 24,10,000

University of Sydney

41

Master of International Business

1.5 years

INR 29,00,000

Bachelor of Engineering

4 years

INR 28,70,000

University of New South Wales

45

PhD in Geography

3 years

INR 18,10,000

PhD in Pathology

4 years

INR 19,50,000

University of Adelaide

109

MS in Business Analytics

1.5 years

INR 26,30,000

Master of Business

18 months

INR 40,30,000

University of Western Australia

90

Master of Clinical Audiology

4 years

INR 20,10,000

Juris Doctor

3 years

INR 15,70,000

University of Technology Sydney

137

Master of Medical Biotechnology

18 months

INR 33,80,000

Master of Pharmacy International

3 years

INR 25,40,000

University of Canberra

511-520

Master of Engineering

2 years

INR 11,90,000

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

3 years

INR 11,40,000

Study in the USA

The USA is the top destination in the world to study. You will find a list of some of the top-ranked universities in the country that constantly come in top positions in several national and international rankings. For instance, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranks in the #1 place in the QS World University rankings in 2023.

Name of University

QS Ranking 2023

Top Programs

Duration 

Average Annual Tuition Fees (in INR)

Harvard University

5

MBA

2 years

INR 65,59,000

MS in Data Science

2 years

INR 49,63,000

California Institute of Technology

6

MS in Mechanical Engineering

2 years

INR 48,30,000

BS in Computer Science

4 years

INR 53,60,000

Stanford University

3

MD

2 years

INR 34,70,000

PhD in Marketing

5 years

INR 34,70,000

MIT

1

Master of Finance

18 months

INR 95,50,000

BS in Chemistry

4 years

INR 47,40,000

Princeton University

16

Master of Architecture

2 years

INR 50,40,000

BA in Economics

4 years

INR 48,00,000

University of California

27

MS in Computer Science

2 years

INR 14,20,000

BS in Business Administration

4 years

INR 19,20,000

Yale University

18

BS in Physics

4 years

INR 55,50,000

BA

4 years

INR 55,50,000

University of Chicago

10

PhD in Economics

4 years

INR 62,70,000

PhD in Finance

4 years

INR 62,70,000

Columbia University

22

BS in Computer Engineering

4 years

INR 31,70,000

BA in Architecture

4 years

INR 31,70,000

John Hopkins University

24

BS in Civil Engineering

4 years

INR 49,30,000

BS in Biology

4 years

INR 49,30,000

Study in the UK

The UK has recently witnessed a surge in international students, especially Indian students choosing to study there. The UK has some of the most prestigious universities where students from all over the world study. You can refer to the table below to learn more about the top universities in the UK.

Name of University

QS Ranking 2023

Top Programs

Duration 

Average Annual Tuition Fees (in INR)

University of Oxford

4

MS in Advanced Computer Science

1 year

INR 28,76,000

MBA

1 year

INR 62,13,000

University of Cambridge

2

Master of Finance

1 year

INR 46,50,000

MPhil in Management

9 months

INR 31,60,000

Imperial College London

6

BEng in Computing

3 years

INR 33,30,000

BS in Biotechnology

3 years

INR 34,30,000

University College London

8

PhD in Archaeology

3 years

INR 25,00,000

PhD in Sustainable Resources

3 years

INR 25,50,000

London School of Economics and Political Science

56

LLM

1 year

INR 33,00,000

BS in Accounting and Finance

3 years

INR 29,30,000

University of Edinburgh

15

MS in Computer Science

1 year

INR 34,00,000

MS in Data Science

1 year

INR 34,00,000

King’s College London

37

PhD in Computer Science

3 years

INR 25,30,000

PhD in English

3 years

INR 21,10,000

University of Manchester

28

BA in Criminology

3 years

INR 20,90,000

LLB

3 years

INR 22,30,000

University of Warwick

64

BS in Economics

3 years

INR 26,90,000

BA

3 years

INR 26,90,000

University of Glasgow

81

Bachelor of Nursing

4 years

INR 26,50,000

BS in Computer Science

4 years

INR 26,50,000

Study in Canada

Canada is one of the first countries chosen by international students, especially owing to its affordability. The country has some of the best-ranked universities as well. You can get a detailed list of top universities, courses and average tuition fees from the table below.

Name of University

QS Ranking 2023

Top Programs

Duration 

Average Annual Tuition Fees (in INR)

University of Toronto

34

Master of Management in Analytics

9 months

INR 34,20,000

EMBA

1 year

INR 56,70,000

University of British Columbia

47

BS in Computer Science

4 years

INR 26,70,000

BS in Data Science

4 years

INR 30,10,000

McGill University

31

MS in Computer Science

1.5 years

INR 13,10,000

LLM

2 years

INR 13,10,000

McMaster University

152

MS in Computer Science

2 years

INR 8,18,000

MBA

28 months

INR 21,74,000

University of Montreal

116

BEng

4 years

INR 10,40,000

BBA

3 years

INR 12,50,000

University of Alberta

110

PhD in Economics

4 years

INR 4,00,000

PhD in neuroscience

4 years

INR 4,00,000

University of Ottawa

237

Master of Computer Science

2 years

INR 5,10,000

MS in Management

2 years

INR 6,30,000

University of Calgary

242

PhD in Environmental Design

4 years

INR 9,10,000

PhD in Computer Science

4 years

INR 9,10,000

University of Waterloo

154

MS in Data Science

16 months

INR 26,25,000

MEng

2 years

INR 26,69,000

Simon Fraser University

328

MS in Finance

16 months

INR 37,30,000

MS in Health Sciences

3 years

INR 37,30,000

Requirements to Study Abroad

The requirements to study in a country varies greatly depending on the university, program and course you choose. As such, it is not easy to provide a set of requirements that you need to study abroad. However, a few requirements stay the same for almost all universities. They are given below. You should keep in mind that there can be changes in these requirements, and you should consult with your university before proceeding with the application.

  1. Good academic record.
  2. Good English proficiency test score (IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/Duolingo).
  3. Good subject-specific test score (GRE/GMAT), if applicable.
  4. Health insurance cover.
  5. Student visa.
  6. Valid passport.

We hope to have covered all details of how to study abroad. If you wish to learn more about studying in the USA, the UK, Australia, Canada or any other country, you can read our blogs on the same. We also provide detailed information on courses, cost of studying and living, scholarships etc. You can even contact AECC to get expert counselling on studying abroad.

If you feel that you are stuck anywhere during your application process, you can contact AECC for expert guidance. Our counsellors are always available to assist you, from researching the best universities to visa guidance. Feel free to contact us for free assistance!

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