There are various reasons behind people choosing to go abroad to study. The quality of education, living in environs which are very different from the one they have been used to, mixing with people of different cultures and races and so on.
That being said, not all people can realise dreams of studying overseas, as expenses incurred in living and paying tuition fees at some top colleges act as a deterrent.
According to UNESCO, there are more than 1,600 Universities all over the world where students can pursue higher education. Where to study and what to study is, therefore, a difficult decision to make.
At the same time, there are countries where one can study without spending too much. Germany, Norway, France, Taiwan, and Spain are some inexpensive destinations for study.
Gurinder Bhatti, Chairman & Managing Director, ESS Global, writing for the Indo-Asian News Services, gives some tips that students aspiring to go abroad would find helpful.
Bhatti said students should not select a course and college because they think should be there. They should take into consideration various factors before they opt for the course that might be most appropriate for them. It need not be stressed that this would require rigorous research.
Some people would want to study in a particular country, while others would want to study where they stand chances of obtaining scholarships. Here too, some scholarships might cover only tuition fees and some others may cover living costs. Bhatti, therefore, suggests students apply to various institutions that offer scholarships. They should know the tuition fees they would have to pay in addition know what other expenses they would have to bear when in a particular destination and calculate carefully how much they would be spending there.
They should also factor in inflation and other such factors. It is well-known that cost of living in developed countries, which are the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and European countries, would be higher than in countries such as Taiwan, Singapore, etc.
Bhatti suggests choosing shared accommodation over an apartment, as the latter would be expensive. He adds that a dormitory would be a better choice.
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