When you decide to study abroad there are different factors to be carefully thought of before the final decision. A well-made decision will help a lot to boost your career in future.
Select the course you want to study. Be honest with yourself and think carefully. Check out the specialisations offered. Research on the schools offering various specialisations for the same course. Use multiple sources for your research. Compare the course content in various universities and select the course that is relevant for your career aspirations. Find out the ratings for the teaching, quality, learning and student outcome for your course.
The right university can make a lot of difference to your career and life. While selecting the university/institute check the validity of the institute and degree certificate it provides. After toiling for years and spending a lot of money you don’t want to later find that the degree in your hand has no value. Check out the ranking of the university. This shows the quality of teaching, research, innovation and the global outlook of the university. Another important factor is the acceptance or rejection rate. Some of them have a very high rejection rate as they are highly demanding about the candidate’s academic records.
Costs: The tuition fees and cost of living are important while studying abroad. Details on scholarships and permit to work while studying are factors to be considered. Some universities offer 100% scholarships. Scholarships too are based on merit, region, subjects, gender etc. So if you lack secure funding this is an important factor. Some countries like Germany, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden do not charge undergraduate tuition fees.
Visa: The visa application criteria varies for different countries. Age and educational background, funding availability, language skills and intended degree course are all taken into account while processing the application. If you are planning to stay to work and gain experience after studying, then check out the restrictions on the stay before and after the course.Communication and Job prospects: Check the medium of instruction and your knowledge in the language. If it is in a language you are not very fluent then better not to take it up. Check the job prospects for the course in the market .