There are many factors to be considered when choosing your study destination. Picking your subject area can be relatively straight forward, consider selecting the area you are interested in, or have prior experience in. But how do you decide where to study?
Possibly the most crucial factor in choosing where to study is the language in which you wish to complete your studies. Deciding on the language will help you narrow your choice of available study destinations.
If you are choosing an English-speaking destination you will probably be interested in the top 3. USA, UK, and Australia respectively have the highest number of international students. The UK and USA have an excellent reputation, their institutions account for the top 10 universities in the rankings.
In addition to the top 3, Germany and France are popular destinations for International students. Malaysia, China and Singapore are more recent destinations that are actively pursuing International students and offer study programmes in English.
The teaching style you hope to receive is also a key factor in deciding where to study. Do you prefer to be left to your own devices and learn independently? If so a UK education may be more suitable. However, if you prefer more direction and guidance you may opt for an education in the USA. If you would like the best of both worlds Australia may be just the place.
Once you have narrowed down your options based on the language and style of the education you want it’s important to consider the factors outside of your control. One of these factors is student visas. To put it bluntly you can’t leave home without one!
A student visa is mandatory for gaining entry to your chosen destination. The application process can vary depending on your chosen destination, your citizenship and your intended course of study.