How to Choose the Right Country for Your Bachelor’s?

How to choose the right country for your bachelor's

Many Indian students dream of studying abroad, but to realise this dream, a step-by-step process must be followed and a lot of genuine information is needed for it. That’s why, in this article, we’ll provide you information on the factors you need to assess before selecting the right country for your study-abroad plans. This article includes important features such as low study costs, top universities, low living costs, and much more. This article will definitely help you take a step closer towards your dream.

Studying abroad is always an exciting and life-changing experience. It not only improves the quality of your education but also allows you to broaden your horizons and travel around the world.

Every year, approximately 7 to 10 lakh Indian students travel abroad in search of a higher education and better career opportunities. According to the Ministry of External Affairs, the United States is the most popular country among students. However, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore and New Zealand are not far behind. So, instead of rushing into a country, conduct thorough research and choose your destination wisely. Before deciding on a country, you should consider a number of factors. To avoid future misunderstandings, it is necessary to thoroughly research the benefits and drawbacks of your desired destination.

One of the most amazing and exciting aspects of deciding to study abroad is that you have hundreds of universities to choose from and that needs thorough research. So, without further ado, let’s begin. 

Decide on the Course You Want to Pursue

This is the foundation to start with, so do your homework on the course you want to pursue. If you do not select a course, you may end up somewhere unexpected and not at the University of your dreams. Make a list of your strengths, interests, and weaknesses to help you decide which path to take. A thorough investigation of the packages, programmes, and durations available for your chosen subject will be extremely beneficial. Also, look into long-term benefits as well as employment opportunities.

ROI and the Value of a Similar Course in India

It is obvious and natural to calculate the return on investment (ROI), because as an Indian student, you will be putting in a lot of effort, time, and money to pursue your dream career. There are a few questions that may arise in an individual’s mind: Is the destination providing you with the expected return on investment? Is it enough to make you a professional enough for a decent job? Also, compare it with a similar course in India. That will help you get a holistic picture of what you’ll be gaining by studying the same thing abroad.

Check the Scope of Your Selected Course in Your Desired Destination

Look for countries with the most opportunities for students pursuing the chosen course. Examine the destination’s strength in your industry base and whether any level of industrial training is available. Explore and understand the industries that will be hiring the graduates of the course you want to pursue. Also, check the career progression in that industry.

How is the Quality of Education in the Country?

Education quality is one of the most important criteria for determining which country is best for Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees. The education quality of an institute is directly proportional to the number of students who chose that country to study abroad, i.e. the higher the education quality, the more students who study abroad in that country.

What’s the Cost of Studying at Your Dream University?

One of the most important factors to consider when deciding to study abroad is the total cost of attending classes at your desired location. When calculating the costs of studying abroad, don’t forget to factor in obvious expenses like housing, transportation, and utilities. Of course, the duration must also be considered when calculating the cost, as the longer the duration, the higher the expenses. For example, some countries offer a three year bachelor’s degree while some offer a four year bachelor’s degree. Similarly, Master’s degrees in Canada can take up to two years, whereas master’s degrees in Ireland and the United Kingdom are only available for one year.

Language Should Not be a Barrier

One of the most common issues confronting the majority of Indian students is a language barrier. The student must be able to overcome this barrier in order to secure a better position and outcomes in achieving their university of dreams, as this facilitates proper communication amongst the surrounding fellows and professors, resulting in maximum care towards the subject of approach, i.e. the subject being taught by the given professor. Although the student must pass the language exam, matching the tone, accent, and pace of the foreign countries may be difficult.

What’s the Job Scenario After Graduating?

The university where you want to study must help you grow professionally and place you in a position where you can easily find work. Consider a location where there are numerous opportunities for employment in the course you are pursuing. For example, if you want to pursue a Bachelor’s or Master’s in Computer Science, the United States of America will provide you with numerous opportunities because it is home to tech hubs such as San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, San Diego, and Silicon Valley.

How’s the Food?

For Indian students studying abroad, food becomes a barrier to their development because it is difficult to find food that adheres to their customs and rites. As a result, this has a direct impact on their choice of study abroad country. Students tend to prefer and choose restaurants that serve Indian cuisine. So, it is preferable to select a location where you can easily find the food you like.

Check the Climate

Climate is a major consideration for Indian students when deciding where to study abroad. Students typically prefer countries and seasons where the climate is not harsh and fairly good, with less extreme day-to-day weather. Because climate has a direct impact on locomotion/movement of an individual from one location to another, it is one of the most important factors for students to consider when selecting a country for study abroad.

VISA Policies for the Students

Each country has different Visa rules to follow and abide by, so one must check for visa entry requirements of the desired country ahead of time. In addition, visa processing can take longer than expected. Furthermore, processing costs vary by country. As a result, it would be prudent to plan ahead of time for Visa requirements and policies.

Bottom Line

International study is always an exciting and life-changing experience. It not only enhances the quality of your education, but it also allows you to broaden your horizons and develop an all-rounded and multicultural personality. But to avoid future complications and problems, thoroughly research the advantages and disadvantages of your desired destination, and then only decide on the country you want to study in.

Doing all this can be a tedious & time consuming task and will require a dedicated effort on your part, which can be overwhelming at times. And that’s why Allen Global Studies Division keeps on publishing valuable information regularly, so that you can get all the help in pursuing your dreams. But if you still feel that you won’t be able to manage on your own and need help, feel free to contact us by filling the registration form below. Our study abroad experts are always ready to assist and counsel you. All the best! 

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