According to an ‘IIM-Bangalore Study’, the number of Indian students going overseas rose a stunning 25.6% – from 53,266 to 189,629 – in just nine years (2000–2009), Getting a foreign education is an aspiration that many students have these days.
In the whole process of study abroad choosing the universities is a real challenge. I would suggest being wise while choosing the university as it is going to play an important role in your career post completing the qualification. You can also take help of a study abroad consultant but again you should be very careful while approaching them as there are hundreds of them. Before starting the process look for the best study abroad consultants in Delhi (or whatever city you are from). Below are some key points to take care of while choosing the right university for you.
Things to Consider When Looking At Universities
While there are hundreds of universities in one country zeroing on 4-5 only is a prodigious task. So, it’s important to do a bit of research first and then shortlist the universities you can your consultant’s help in this matter. You may also talk to the alumni of the shortlisted universities.
You dream of studying at Harvard University but the courses offered at the university might not suit your requirement/profile. So, set your priorities don’t just go on the name instead look for the most appropriate courses, they should be providing progression to your profile and should be best suited.
3. Be realistic
Be realistic and make sure you fit in the target grades and other admission requirements of the universities you have shortlisted. Apparently, your marks are another significant chunk of selecting the university for you. When considering these it is suggested to be real and choose the universities accordingly.
In the whole process “Budget” is a foremost important aspect. While choosing the universities make sure to consider the course fees. There are a lot of pocket-friendly options available you just have to be smart while doing the research. You may also consider financial help apart from the student loans, for example, most universities offer financial aid in the form of scholarships and bursaries.
5. Choosing the Course
One of the biggest regrets students have after joining the universities is not taking up the right course. So be very careful what you choose to study as on this your career is based further.
6. Entrance Exams
Prepare for the entrance exams well before time as you may feel the need to re-attempt some of the exams in order to present your best in front of the universities.
Another benefit of being in Europe is that you get the chance to explore the cultural diversity, history, and the beautiful scenery and also the opportunity to study with thousands of students from all over the world. Also, there are limitless opportunities to work after you complete your education in Europe. You can stay back and work for a few years after completing the education or you also have the option of applying for permanent residency if you wish to.
I hope these points will be helpful for you and assist you in your journey of studying abroad.
All the best!