Planning to study abroad? ROHIT SETHI lists destinations that students can look at
The global education hubs have created study abroad programmes that attract students from around the world. Factors like world-class faculty, practical skills and extensive research-based learning programmes have made destinations such as Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Germany most preferred.
The-career focused students of today are looking for more than just top-notch education. While choosing their overseas destination for studies, they also focus on the kind of post-study work scenario with the motive of enhancing their career prospects.
The facility of working in the same country immediately after completing the course can enhance a student’s plans. They also get an understanding of the course’s applicability in the host country.
Several education hubs have implemented post-study work visas that allow students to land their dream job in a foreign land.
For lakhs of Indians who choose to go overseas for their education every year, finding post-study work opportunities as well as securing permanent residence are the most important considerations.
How do UK, Canada, Australia, Singapore and Germany — compare?
Canada: A favourite destination due to its quality of education.
UK: The UK has recently pushed it further by offering a tw-year post-study work permit to the international students and affordable tuition fees.
Australia: Australia offers a three-year post-study work permit to international students for the regional area to balance the workforce throughout Australia, which further leads to a pathway to Permanent Residency in Australia.
Germany: It has the lowest tuition fees when compared to the above countries and is best for students looking to study in the automotive and heavy machinery sector.
Singapore: Students after completing studies, need to apply for a 12-month pass, and the whole process is cumbersome for the students, and higher living costs further slide its position to the bottom.
The writer is Director, ESS Global-Study Abroad Consultant