What we learn with pleasure we never forget. Studying abroad can be one of the most beneficial experiences for a college student. Staying in a foreign country and learning about its culture and what it has to offer may be a very astounding journey. Studying abroad gives you exposure to a different style of education that you may not have been exposed to at home. It gives you an opportunity to learn a foreign language, and there is no better way to learn than to indulge into a culture that forms the apex of the language.
Canada is equipped with world class educational and research facilities. Universities here offer a wide range of courses, students are provided with numerous options to choose from, depending on their interests and expertise. Students from India can apply for post-study work permit, an opportunity which is unavailable in many countries. The government provides work permit for three years if the student has finished his/her master’s degree from a Canadian University. Tuition fee in Canada vary depending on several factors: 1) what program you’re studying 2) whether you are an international or home student 3) whether you are studying at undergraduate or post graduate level. On the basis of specialization, tuition fee is Canada bounds between 27,000 CAD to 31,000 CAD for International undergraduates studying in Canada. If you want to study at a postgraduate level the tuition fee is generally lower depending on your program. It costs around 17,000 CAD for a postgraduation program in Canada. Your cost of living will vary considerably depending upon your location, spending habits, with larger cities being more expensive to live in. A student will require an estimated amount of 15,000 CAD per year which includes housing, food, accommodation, books, course supplies, phone costs and other miscellaneous expenses. You need a Canadian study permit which serves as a student visa for the duration of your stay. Apply for a study permit cost around 150 CAD. Scholarships, grants and bursaries are also available to international students intending to study in Canada. Some universities in Canada offer their own scholarships which you can apply for to be able to study in that university. Employment rates in Canada are generally higher compared to that of India. There are part time jobs also available for students to support their expenses.
USA has emerged as a leading country for the quality of education that it provides. With almost 4000 universities spread all across, USA boasts of some of the top universities in the world. It’s academically flexible as the students studying at undergraduate level can choose different courses before they declare their choice of major at the end of second year. This gives students time to explore their interest and find their field of expertise. US takes pride in its technological advancements and makes sure that all of it’s universities are equipped with the latest technology. Tuition fee in America is majorly divided into two categories- Public/state and private. The education cost at a public/state university is comparatively lower than a private institution. For an undergraduate student, public universities cost around $25,000/year and private universities have an increased cost of $34,740/year. At some universities these figures go up to $50,000 per year. Postgraduate estimated tuition costs vary based on a number of different factors. For instance, professional programs such as MBA, JD or MD will be more expensive than a master’s or a PHD program. Private universities for postgraduate cost around $40,000/year and public universities charge a sum of around $20,000-35,000/year. Estimated living cost is around $10,000 to $12,000 per year including food, accommodations, weather appropriate clothing, travel, and textbook.
UK gives you 50,000 courses to choose from in more than 25 subject areas. UK courses are generally shorter than other countries helping to reduce the overall tuition fees and accommodation cost. UK higher education and qualifications have a remarkable reputation and the UK degree is recognized globally by top universities, employers and government bodies helping you to get placed with elite companies. 30% of UK university research is classified as ‘world-leading’ and 46% as ‘internationally excellent’ by the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF). UK tuition fees vary depending on your home country. For home students, these universities can charge up to £9,250 per year for an undergraduate degree. For international student, undergraduate tuition fee falls somewhere between US $15,500 – $24,500, tuition fee cost goes up to US $58,000 for postgraduate students. In 2018 the average rent cost for students came to US $161.80 per week or roughly around $700 a month. At the end of the three years of undergraduate degree, the cost of accommodation for students is expected to be $19,000.
The Irish government invests over 782 million in Ireland’s higher education institutions. The impact of this funding is seen as the Ireland’s higher education institutions now lead the world in an increasing number of fields. Ireland universities are in the top 1% of research institution in the world in terms of research impact in 19 fields. Ireland is an English-speaking country which is one of the top reasons why you should choose Ireland as your study destination. Students who migrate to Ireland find it comfortable to cope up with the new culture as the chances of a language barrier gets reduced significantly. It is home to leading global MNCs. Many tech giants such as Google, HP, Apple, IBM, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter have made Ireland their main office for European operations. The undergraduate degree courses in Ireland are usually free of cost for its citizens. However, if you wish to benefit from the “free fees initiative” you have to apply for the funding governmental programme and prove that you are eligible. Nationality, immigration status, residence and course requirements are criteria that can qualify you for free tuition fees. Nonetheless, all the students have to pay an amount close to 2500 EUR/year for student’s services, such as examination entries.
With a population of nearly 16.5 million people, the Netherlands is one of the most densely populated countries in Europe. Nearly a third of the Netherlands is below sea-level and for a long time the Dutch constructed dykes and barricades to ensure that their lands do not get flooded by sea-water. Nearly 40% of the country’s population lives in the area known as the Randstad — this area is made up of cities like Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht. Languages like Dutch, German and English are spoken by people in this region. The Netherlands is home to world-famous companies like Philips, Unilever, Rabobank, KPMG, Endemol, Elsevier and more. This proves once again that it is not the size of a nation, but the ambitions of its people that contribute to its economic growth. Over the years, the Netherlands has changed from being just an industrial and tourist centre, and has become a hub for higher education thanks to their friendly immigration laws and easy visa processing. This is largely because since the early 1990s, leading Dutch institutions have begun offering a select few courses to international students, which are taught in English.
The Netherlands is renowned for its technical, scientific and engineering courses. Five Dutch universities feature in the world’s top 100 universities as per the latest QS Rankings:
University of Amsterdam – 55th position internationally
Delft University of Technology – 64th position internationally
Utrecht University – 94th position internationally
Leiden University – 95th position internationally
Erasmus University, Rotterdam – 92nd position internationally
Tuition fees for undergrad programmes are 6.66 tuition in Amsterdam is much more affordable costing an average of about $2,350 USD per year as of 2018.akh rupees to 12 lakh rupees and for post grad it averages between 7.3 lakhs to 10 lakhs per year. The cost of living is moderately expensive but the availability of jobs keeps (studying and working part time) keeps the cost low. Jobs are available but the language requirement (Dutch) gives an edge. But speaking English also gives you an edge on your job application. As its part of the EU studying in Holland and working in other English speaking EU countries is a great way to get maximum returns on your educational investment.
There are 80 plus National universities, 90 plus public universities and approximately 600 private universities offering variety of programs in Japan. Many Japanese universities offer courses in English in selected disciplines and does have world’s best research facilities. Some of the renowned Japanese national universities have consistently tried to attract Indian students through scholarships and other exchange programs. Couple of universities has even set up their support desk in India to spread awareness among aspiring Indian students. Yet Japanese universities remain far for Indian Students. Apart from cost of living and studying and language challenges The Top reasons for not being primary choice to study in japan are as follows. According to the Japanese Immigration Bureau, out of all nationalities students, there were 8,905 people who changed their status of residence from College Visa to employment Visa in 2009. There is an increase in foreign students who participate in internship programs at Japanese firms while they are enrolled in Japanese Institute. For Indian students – Post graduation, career is being the attracting factor in many countries, Hope Japanese companies and Japanese universities work hand in hand to enable employment for Indian students those who study in Japanese universities. Opportunities and career growth will be huge pull factor, once Role model can be seen in all domains that will in turn attract future students. Masters programmes very between tuition fees of 6.5 lakh rupees up to 22 lakh rupees each year. Cost of living in japan is anywhere between 800 to 1027 US $ per month but The student visa allows holders to work up to 28 hours per week and up to 8 hours per day during the school breaks with a few restrictions on the type of employment (games arcades and jobs in the adult entertainment industry are prohibited). The hourly wage for staff in restaurants and convenience stores is typically about ¥1,000, although some jobs may pay up to ¥1,200-1,300 for late-night shifts. International students also have the option to teach their own language privately. One-to-one lessons pay about ¥3,000 per hour and you may also be able to do translation work which, again, should pay better than standard part-time jobs.
“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone” – Wendell Berry.