Choose Your Destination
Studying abroad is a life-changing experience, so before you dive into the first destination that comes to mind, take a step back and do some research. It is critical to examine all of the advantages and disadvantages of a country where you intend to advance your career. We understand how overwhelming it might be, which is why we created this handbook to assist you in deciding on your future study location.
What are your plans?
That is your starting point - pick your preferred path by identifying your interests and strengths. Investigate thoroughly the modules, programme, and duration available for your desired subject. While you're at it, look at employment opportunities and long-term benefits.
What is the scope of your chosen course in your preferred location?
Understand the industries in which you can pursue employment prospects after completing your programme. Consider the countries with the most opportunities for students pursuing your chosen course. Examine the destination's strength in your industry base and whether any level of industrial training is accessible.
For example, if you want to work in civil engineering, New Zealand is one of the greatest places to go. With the ongoing rise of construction projects around the country, there is a growing demand for civil engineers with attractive compensation packages. Ireland is ideal for students interested in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, whereas Australia is the place to go if you want to conduct research.
Is the educational structure of the destination appropriate for you?
Different places have different educational structures, which may or may not correspond to your thought process. Examine the teaching pedagogy used in the classes. For example, many colleges priorities practical training over academic notions.
Do you believe such a strategy would be effective for you? Would you be willing to work on research papers and assignments once a week?
Do you meet the eligibility requirements?
Always check the admission requirements for the programmes offered in your selected location. Does it have a programme at the level you want to enter? Is it a diploma or a degree programme? Recognize your preferences and choose accordingly. Several Canadian colleges, for example, offer a postgraduate diploma rather than a master's degree. Similarly, the United Kingdom offers two types of master's degrees: taught and research.
Check the required academic scores as well. Do you meet the same requirements? Would you be required to take another test in addition to the English proficiency test? Do you believe you'll be able to carve out time in your schedule to prepare for additional tests like the GMAT, GRE, or SAT?
How much would it cost you to study at your preferred location?
It is critical to assess the total cost of learning at a given location. Remember to include auxiliary expenses such as lodging, utilities, transportation, and so on when determining your costs. Consider the length of your course, as this will have a significant impact on the entire cost of studying abroad.
For example, master's degrees in the United Kingdom and Ireland are only available for one year, although master's degrees in other countries such as the USA, Canada and Australia lasts up to two years.
Find out whether there are any government or institute-level scholarships available to study in the targeted location. If you are successful in obtaining one, it will significantly reduce the cost of your courses. Check to see if you'll be allowed to work part-time while studying to help you manage your daily costs and obtain some professional experience.
Have you decided which intake you wish to take?
Did you aware that academic years in universities outside of India differ from those in India? Consider your current situation: will it let you compile all your information and apply for the upcoming intake? When applying to a university, you must gather all your documentation (such as a Statement of Purpose, Letter of Recommendation, Curriculum Vitae, Transcripts, and so on). Make sure you have all of this together before the start of your selected intake. If you don't have enough time to complete all of these prerequisites, consider attending the following intake.
Is there job available in your destination?
Your selected education should be able to assist you advance professionally and put you in a position to obtain work. Consider a location with a variety of job options for your course. For example, if you want to pursue a master's degree in computer science, the United States will provide you with numerous options. After all, San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, and Silicon Valley are all located here.
What is the ROI and worth of your degree in India?
It is logical for an Indian student who would be investing a significant amount of money, effort, and time to assess the return on investment (ROI). Is the destination providing you with the kind of return on investment you're looking for? Does it prepare you for a job? If you intend to immigrate to another nation, consider the opportunities and financial benefits. Consider the worth of your degree in your home country, especially if you intend to return. Students considering specialist courses should think about this as well.
What are the policies and requirements for student visas?
Check the Student visa requirements for the destination you want to visit. Each country has its own set of procedures to follow, and visa processing can take longer than planned. Furthermore, visa processing fees differ by nation. If necessary, our advisers can assist you in understanding the visa formalities.
Is the lifestyle you prefer available in your selected destination?
Not a huge consideration, but something to consider as an Indian student. The way of life outside of India will be vastly different. Everything will change, including the language, culture, food, and way of life. Your approach to many situations will also shift dramatically.
Your Shuraa Counsellor will also walk you through the logistics of when you can apply to study and when you can start your degree in various locations. They may go over your profile in depth and assist you in mapping your career and personal goals to the perfect nation where you can succeed.
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