This is the first question that comes to our mind. However, the question should be: where do I get an education where my potential is fully tapped; my career prospects are the best, how widely recognised is my degree going to be, what would be the probable costs, and how safe the environment will be, where I am going to live.
To select the right university, we need to look at our academic records and test scores and get an education consultant to tell us which places I am eligible to study. He will give you the places where you can apply, and from that, one can select places to apply.
While we can go online on various websites to understand where they are eligible for admission, there are so many finer points that we will miss. However, a seasoned study abroad consultant has done this drill so often that he knows quickly where you will be eligible. Thus, while we should do our homework by going through websites, we can cut this research short by going to a consultant.
Going abroad to study is better because most universities abroad can satisfy our demands for our education. A well-chosen university abroad can help you reach your goal, whether it be a high financial package after education, getting the most renowned teachers, excellent infrastructure, and the degree of choice.
It is a myth that studying overseas is more expensive than in domestic colleges. Several countries and universities offer education that would be less expensive than in India. However, education in developed countries is costly if undertaken without scholarships. There are some noteworthy exceptions, and someone who understands the industry well can tell you precisely what it will cost.
This depends on the type of education we require. If we seek to do an MBBS, we can study in countries such as Russia, China, Bangladesh, and Kazakhstan and get WHO-recognised, high-quality education at a relatively cheaper cost. There are also places to apply and get some good scholarships.
There are many types of scholarships that are available. Governments give some. The scholarship can be from the government of the country where we are. Governments also provide scholarships in the country where the university is for students who come to study there. The university also gives scholarships based on your academic performance, notable achievements, statement of purpose (SOP) and test scores.
The earlier we start, the better it is for us. If we start preparing early, we will have more time to meet the university requirements where we want to study. You can begin by taking psychometric and biometric tests at Proventus and start a scientific career planning process.
We hear a lot about problems in getting a visa. However, it is not difficult to get a visa once we know the requirements for getting it. As much as you want to study abroad, the countries that host you also earn revenue from education, so it is a mutual need to get the visa done.
This question is often asked, but the answer is highly subjective. It depends on our interests, background, goals, budget and eligibility. For example, many who want to work in films study in the USA because it has a well-developed movie industry.
This is a crucial question, and we should thoroughly inform ourselves. Are we going to study abroad to return to India and join a family business? Are we going abroad to look for a job there? These are all different approaches to going abroad. Some student visas automatically allow working abroad. Some may not allow it, but one can try after completion of the course. Also, we need to know in advance the package offered to students who are placed by the campus. Most of us go abroad for better job prospects, and getting all the information about the university, and its track record in placing students is essential.