Study Abroad Guide - How to get started?
- Do you know US, UK, China, Canada, France, Australia, Germany are top destinations for international students.
- Countries sending most students are China, India, Saudi Arabia, South Korea.
- Top courses are Management, Engineering, Computer Science, Finance, Economics.
Below are guides to some top destinations. You will find details for each country (like rankings, admission procedure & requirements, University list, visa information for international students, Tuition and fee information). List of countries and details in Europe and South America are covered in respective sections.
Life and Living in a Foreign country, culture shock, finances/costs
How to get started?
- Find your areas of interest(courses/degrees/major).
- Check admission requirements for a country. Universities in a given country have similar basic requirements (like GPA, exams like GRE/GMAT/SAT/ACT, English Proficiency, etc. ).
- Make sure your current qualification meet those standards.
- Check for dates and deadlines (colleges might stop taking applications a year before the start date of your course!).
- Make sure you have enough funds to cover your education (education expense varies a lot). Do not assume to get financial support or job to cover your financial and living expenses, you need to have a plan to fund your education and living expenses.
- The last and most important thing is getting student visa! You should have a backup plan (what if a student visa is rejected?). The whole process of studying abroad might take a year (prep for the exam, take the exam, wait for results and apply for colleges, student visa, etc.).
- The whole process might take an year, if you are planning to study abroad plan accordingly. You also need to think what's next after studies do you want to come back or stay. Rules for working after completion of your education vary with country.