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Best 5 Affordable Places for Study Abroad

Ours is a crowded world, with too many people coveting the few jobs there are to be had. There is nothing more important than a good education in a world like ours where the competition is cutthroat and careers can be made or broken by just a bad choice. So while everyone wants a good education for themselves, for those who want even better, getting an overseas education is the way to secure the best jobs and a comfortable life.

Students who study abroad have a better chance of securing jobs in reputable companies, get to meet a diverse group of people and experience a new culture, and have a great chance at securing citizenships in other countries and become pioneers. Now, would not that make you feel better about going abroad to study? An overseas education gives you all this and much more- there are people to meet and places to see and opportunities to be had.

But which countries offer the best courses and are also light on the pockets? We list the best five affordable countries for studying abroad-

  1. Norway

Most of the Nordic countries in Europe like Sweden and Finland are quite affordable for overseas education. But Norway is one of the most alluring destinations for studying abroad not only because of its excellent standards of education, but also because of the fact that the education in the country is free for everyone, whether you are from within or outside the EU, at public universities, with the exception of a few specialized programs. Norway is also a stunningly beautiful country, and there are also English-taught programs at all study levels, plus a high number of locals proficient in English.

  1. Mexico

Mexico is one of the cheapest countries in the world for studying abroad, not only in terms of the tuition fees and other charges associated with the studies, but also because the cost of living and day to day expenses are quite affordable in the country. There are also a large number of places to see in the country. The only hassle is that you will have to learn some Spanish!

  1. Taiwan

Taiwan is also one of the cheapest countries in the world for studying abroad. The country is also quite developed and ranks among one of the most advanced countries in Asia. The universities in the country offer more than 120 courses taught in English, at over 40 universities. Taiwan also offers relatively low living costs for students going there for their studies. So if you want to go to a country that is relatively nearer, you should try Taiwan.

  1. Germany

Germany- ‘the land of ideas’ has everything that a student desires- excellent universities, relatively low costs of living, and a high quality of social and student life. Education at the undergraduate and PhD level at all public universities is free, and where it is not, there are a number of excellent scholarships that you can apply for. A large number of courses are taught in the English language as well, and the people are welcoming and friendly.

Besides, the students can aslo apply for a variety of internships in the country as some of the largest businesses, including BMW, Volkswagen, and Hugo Boss, are headquartered throughout Germany. Germany is therefore an ideal destination for anyone wishing to study abroad.

  1. Malaysia

Malaysia is one of the cheapest countries in the world to study abroad. This is especially true in terms of living costs, which are quite low. In the QS Best Student Cities 2016, Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia came first for affordability. The universities in Malaysia charge quite affordable tuition fees, and the country is also home to a number of campuses of reputed international universities like UK’s University of Nottingham or Australia’s Monash University. Malaysia is therefore becoming one of the most popular destinations for students who wish to study abroad affordably.

Five Reasons Why Australia is the Coolest Place to Study

Australia has always been very close to India- not just politically and on the level of government, but also because of the fact that there is a large Indian diaspora in the country of Australia. A huge number of students from not just India, but all over the world go to study in Australia, and it is not just because of the fact that there are great universities in the country.

Australia is a land of wonders- from the fantastically diverse wildlife to the astonishingly beautiful places, Australia is a country full of potential. Australia also has a booming economy- it is the 14th largest economy in the world. It is also a welcoming place, with immigrants accounting for 30% of the population which makes Australia the country with the highest proportion of immigrants among those with a population of over 10 million. India- Australia relations are also very good, and like India, Australia is also a democracy. In fact, it is the eighth-highest ranked democracy globally.

Besides its beauty and power, Australia also boasts of a great education system. Studying in Australia is a life-changer, and those who have undergone studies in the Australian education system have great success stories to tell. Australia is the third largest provider of international education, and there is a sizeable Indian population living and studying in Australia. All these make Australia and the Australian education system a great place to consider for studying, especially for Indian students.

Australian people have a tradition of being peace-loving and have welcomed people from all over the world. Australia has the third-highest Human Development Index. It is a ‘megadiverse’ country and a wealthy one with a market based economy. Its income is mostly derived from various sources like mining-related exports, telecommunications, banking, manufacturing, and international education. All these sectors require professionals, and so anyone wishing to study in Australia and willing to work hard enough, can look forward to many benefits of studying in Australia. Many Indians have gotten permanent residence in Australia after completing their studies. Besides getting a chance to reside in a beautiful country full of opportunities and with a great prospect for career and life, you can also get to be a part of a successful Indian diaspora as 2.8% of the population of Australia is of Indian origin.

But there is more yet! So here are five reasons why Australia is the coolest place to study-

  1. Great Universities

There are a large number of great universities in Australia that students coming from other countries can choose from, including Australian universities, as well as exclusively international and private universities. Six of the Australian universities rank among the internationally renowned top 100. But all the universities in Australia are known for the top quality education they provide, as well as the job placements that one can get after finishing their studies.

  1. Flexible Eligibilities and Great Combinations

Australian universities not only offer best quality education that a student can avail, but they are also very flexible when it comes to eligibility criteria for admissions. So admissions to these universities are a lot easier when it comes to the processes than a lot of other universities in a lot of other countries. Also, there are plenty of different options and combinations to choose from when you study in Australia. So you get to study a varied group of subjects!

  1. Jobs are Aplenty, with Post-Study Work Rights

You can get up to 4 years of post-study work rights after finishing your studies in Australia. Besides, jobs in Australia are plenty because of the industry based economy. So you can work in Australia after your studies and then apply for an Australia work visa. You can also get permanent residence in Australia, and with great placement opportunities provided by Australian universities, international students have a chance to find great jobs in Australia and elsewhere.

  1. Beauty to be Explored

Australia is such a diverse and gorgeous country, that you have to be there to truly witness its stunning aura. There are so many places to see in Australia- the Outback is legendary for its broad plains and unusual animals, there are some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia, and then there is the Great Barrier Reef too! So there is no chance that you’ll be bored in Australia.

  1. Welcoming and Friendly People

Australians are a warm and jolly people, who are known for their casual, friendly and welcoming nature. So while you may miss your family just a tad bit, but there is no chance that you’ll be short of friends. There are new people to meet and new places to see, so start working hard and make up your mind, to go to one of the most beautiful countries in the world!