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Ria Dutta Aug 10 2015

Which are the best destinations to study abroad?

Etti Bali Aug 10 2015
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With this list of the hottest destinations to study abroad, now you can make an informed decision before deciding to move out for further studies. While the USA is popular among students aspiring to do business and management studies, the UK colleges are famous for curriculum such as humanities and cultural studies. And in case you fancy being a banker, then Australia is the place to study the subject!


Indian students aspiring to study abroad should consider Australia as the tuition fee here is affordable, plus the standards of living are good. Moreover, the tuition fee is protected by law, which translates to guaranteed quality education for the courses paid for. Australia is ranked ahead of Japan and Germany in the University System Ranking.

Best Universities : Australian National University
University of Melbourne
Deakin University

University of Melbourne (from the official Facebookpage)


Germany is one of the best destinations for higher studies as international students do not have to pay tuition fees in all public universities! Students can also explore scholarship and funding opportunities from the official DAAD website. Indian students can also work for 120 days a year (or 240 half days) while pursuing their programme. You need to have a student visa, and waivers are provided on Schengen visas.

Best Universities: University of Hamburg
Heidelberg University
Dresden University of Technology

Heidelberg University Library


Finland has the honour of being the best place to study in Europe. With no tuition fees for bachelor’s and master’s levels, and scholarships for Doctoral and research programmes, Finland is a great country to pursue higher education. Students planning to study here need to bear the cost of living, travel and medical insurance. Plus, you can also visit Santa Claus’ Village when in Finland!

Best Universities: Aalto University
University of Helsinki
University of Oulu

University of Helsinki (from the official Facebook page)


Studying in France is an affordable option as financial assistance is offered to meritorious students over a course of 2-3 years. Under these grants, students get help in the form of stipends, medical insurance and tuition fees. Many restaurants and accommodation options are available at subsidised rates for Indian students.

Best Universities: Ecole Normale Superieure
Pantheon-Sorbonne University
Grenoble School of Management

Paris University


The best part about studying in Sweden is that students get to work closely with the industries, turning classroom theory into practical exposure. Sweden grants scholarships to international students and researchers every year. Apart from universities, the Swedish Institute also provides scholarships. A residence permit or visa is a must for studying in Sweden. Students also get the liberty of working while studying.

Best Universities: Stockholm University
Uppsala University
Royal Institute of Technology

The Royal Institute of Technology

New Zealand

Education in New Zealand is cost-effective and accommodation is affordable. The country has seen a 400% increase in admissions of Indian students in the last five years, ranking it among the best international destinations for Indian students. Scholarships are offered to international students by the government, educational institutes and private funding agencies. Students need to have a student visa for programmes that require more than 3 months to complete.

Best Universities: University of Auckland
Lincoln University
Victoria University of Wellington

University of Auckland


Public universities and colleges in Norway do not charge a tuition fee, but certain professional courses might require some charges. Students seeking admissions here do not require permanent residence, and in some cases, such as fellowship programmes, Cost of Living Grants is also provided.

Best Universities: University of Oslo
University of Bergen
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

University of Oslo


The dream, the spirit and the smell of freedom--USA is the dream destination for a majority of Indian students. Apart from the Ivy League institutions, there is a multitude of universities that offer the best in higher education. Prepare yourself thoroughly, both emotionally as well as financially as the country is not easy on the pocket. Financial aid, grants and work-study schemes are available, which aspiring students must check before finalising a college.

Best Universities: Carnegie Mellon
University of Notre Dame
Georgetown University

University of Notre Dame


Japan is one of the most sought-after countries in Asia for higher education. National schools and universities have the lowest tuition fees, while public universities are slightly expensive, but still cheaper than private universities. Given its outstanding reputation, the cost of living is on the higher side, so think through all your options before deciding on a university. Scholarships are available in most universities, which help in balancing out other costs..

Best Universities: Osaka University
University of Tokyo
International University of Japan

University of Tokyo


An upcoming destination for higher education, Canada is a viable option as tuition fee here is affordable. The country is ranked by the UN as one of the best places to live, making it an even more appealing destination for Indian students. Moreover, student visa applications from India are put on a “fast-track” system, expediting the process. With the help of a work permit, students can work both on and off campus.

Best Universities: University of British Columbia
McGill University
Queen’s University

Queen's University

It is time for a whole new perspective on pursuing higher education abroad. With these most preferred destinations to study abroad, we hope we have eased your worries a bit. All the best!
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