There are various reasons to study abroad for a master’s degree, or for any educational opportunity. For a globally-minded community crossing borders to exchange ideas, research, and connections is essential.
There is no doubt that studying for a master’s degree is challenging. It is a massive step up from studying for an undergraduate degree. Deciding for a master’s degree overseas is an additional challenge.
In this Blog you will find how to choose for your Master’s degree abroad-
1. Begin the journey with your interests
This factor seems inessential but still it needs to be considered and can be one of the hardest to inspect.
You will be more motivated, will get better grades, teachers will start recommending you, and so on all depends on how well you relate with the subject, but it may be entirely possible that what you are studying, although interesting, will not contribute to securing a good job. You need to be aware that some disciplines are less profitable.
Listed below are the most profitable disciplines currently:
- Engineering and Technology
- Computer Science and IT
2. Meet admission requirements of the university
It does not mean that you will be automatically accepted to the Master’s programme after having a Bachelor’s degree from a university,
The grade of your diploma, your soft and technical skills, the motivation behind choosing this Master, and so forth are considered by most of the institutions. Make sure to get enough information and understand what kind of candidate the university is searching for as it would be senseless to fail due to a technicality.
It would be a good idea to also ask other students who have already been accepted to share their experience with you.
3. Future career must be focused
Your chosen university will be the best place to learn another language , in-depth notions, or advanced computer skills, so be sure to select subjects which are new and useful to you even if they are uncomfortable and may seem hard, at the beginning.
4. Consider the language in which you will study
If the courses are held in one, then some majors require a foreign language proficiency and It is impossible or very hard to finish any major with only a basic level exam.For example, the English major with only a basic level exam.
To overcome this difficulty you can simply opt for a degree taught in English. There are a lot of countries that offer special programmes, in English, for international students, and most degrees can be found mainly in Europe.
Calm yourself down, there are many English preparation courses available that can help you get into your chosen university if you’re not an English expert.
5. Be sure that you can afford the study costs
Sorry to break this to you, but you should also consider finances, tuition fees and living costs as they are a big issue.
Check the accommodation cost, the price of books,beforehand.
You can try and manage your poor wallet by searching for scholarships in all fields all over the world, by learning tricks from other students and by researching which universities are free of charge.
6. Research about university ranking and reputation
Choosing a prestigious university has its own advantages and it’s obvious but getting into one takes more effort.
Generally, what makes a school “good” is its teachers,successful alumni, student organisations and so forth. The Homepage of the university is best to find Information about these factors , but you could also check out these universities we highly recommend:
- Columbia University, the US
- Imperial College London, the UK
- Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
- HEC Paris, France
- EU Business School, Spain
- Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Gather information about resources that you might need to conduct your studies successfully like the library the school has, the IT services and so on.
7. Check out if your previous qualifications are transferable
Well! This question might be one of the most important problems you can raise in the current situation. Many former students decide to study their degrees abroad but for this, one needs to be sure that their diploma can be accepted all over the world.First check the accreditation of each institution, and then some, especially if you’re an EU student who has a desire to study in the U.S., for instance.
Also, you could opt for some pre-Master’s courses.
8. Align your extracurricular experience with the degree requirements
You must consider everything around you when you decide to go to an international university, especially its campus. Will there be festivals in the city? Are the other students cool and fun? Am I, personally, safe? Is the country safe? And so forth
Your life will extend to more than your courses and seminars in the university, so the possibility of going out and enjoying your time there should be a major pro or con bullet point on searching about reasons to study in the university.
9. Try to Visit the university at educational fairs
People sent to represent an institution say a great deal about the institution itself. Suppose if the university specialised in Psychology and Psychiatry it would send Dr. and you would get to know about the university a lot.
10. Research the bonuses the university offers you
Amm! courses and seminars are a pretty sealed deal, but what about other things that they can offer you? Is there any scope of getting any Erasmus scholarship? Does it offer joint programmes, so that you can study in two countries for the same degree? Compare these things with other universities before finalizing your decision.
Studying your masters abroad allows you to meet people from all over the world and allows you to develop friendships that will last a lifetime. In this blog we discussed a few points from discovering your interests to the final decision making.
Apart from the academic experience things like internships, practices, securing a job after graduation must be considered beforehand. There are other programmes, additional courses, day trips, clubs, and activities that universities organise, that you should compare and think if they mould to your interest and energy.