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8 Decisive Factors to Finalize your Study Abroad Destination

May 07, 2018

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Do you aspire to pursue your Education Overseas? 

Have you finalized your Study Abroad Destination? 

Is it difficult to make up your mind? 

Don't worry. We'll make it simpler for you. 


In this era of globalization, the world is your campus. Options for Studying Overseas aren't restricted just to the leading study destinations. You've myriad options across the globe and the right analysis is essential to zero in on the most appropriate study abroad destination for you. 

Each one of you must be having a few priorities with a few restraints as well which have to be kept in mind while making the decision. The task would be much simpler if you know how to plan it meticulously. 

Finalizing the Study Abroad Destination depends on 8 major aspects which for sure vary from country to country. 

The 8 Decisive Factors 


1. Academic Profile 

Your academic profile plays a crucial role in finalizing your study abroad destination. The first eligibility criterion is the academic score or the overall percentage of 10th and 12th for a bachelor's program and 10th, 12th as well as graduation for a master's program. It's essential to check whether the university entertains cases with backlogs or not. Completing every step of education in the stipulated time is also an important aspect considered by the majority of the universities. If you had any gap in education you should be able to give a justifiable reason for the same.


 2. Program Availability 

The second significant aspect is the program availability. You need to make sure that the program you wish to pursue is available in the institutions of the country you desire to go to. If you do not get the preferred program, then you can check for similar course options in the same country or change the country choice if you do not wish to change the program. 


3. Budget 

While you are trying to finalize the country and universities based on the preferences you also need to keep track of the financial aspects. The budget, which comprises of the cost of education, living, accommodation and other miscellaneous expenses becomes the deciding element in case you have any financial restraints. So ensure that you make a comparative analysis of all the expenses. 


4. Part-time Work Rights 

Most of you would be keen to know about the part-time work rights to support yourself financially at least to a certain extent. You'll be pleased to know that in most of the renowned study destinations you have the liberty to work for 20 hours a week while studying and full time during vacation. This will help you to earn while you learn and be self-reliant. 


5. Scholarships

You can check for the scholarships, grants or bursaries provided by the local government, specific universities or donors. Scholarships are usually provided on the basis of the overall academic profile, but at times you can also be considered for a scholarship if you have exceptional Test Scores in GRE, GMAT, SAT based on your program or IELTS, TOEFL etc. Certain universities may also consider you for scholarships if you have exceptional extra-curricular achievements or contributions to social service. 


6. Internships 

You would no doubt be knowing about Internships. Internships carry their own benefit as they give you practical exposure relevant to your field of study. Apart from the practical exposure, you gain international work exposure and become more adaptable while gaining relevant experience. Internships can be paid or unpaid. More than money it's the exposure that matters and they surely add a feather to your cap as you gain an advantage over other applicants when you apply for a job post-studies. 


7. Stay Back Opportunities 

The stay-back opportunities allow you to earn before you get back to your nation and at times your employer may also sponsor you for a job visa. But this opportunity varies depending upon the program and the country. In certain countries, you may get an extension of just three to four months while in some places it can be a maximum extension of up to 36 months. 


8. Permanent Residence 

If you're keen on Permanent Residence you can check out countries that offer the same. Different countries have different rules and regulations for Permanent residence. Do an in-depth survey and get the details before you apply. So you see, a detailed analysis of all the crucial factors is essential before you finalize your study abroad destination. You can approach our admission advisors and get further insight.

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