A very common dilemma that the students face when they decide about pursuing masters is whether to do it in India or think about abroad. So, if that is what makes you worried then you are not alone. On one hand there is the comfort of living in one’s native land and studying without leaving friends and family behind and on the other hand there is the chance of global exposure, getting a foreign degree, excellent research opportunities, lucrative jobs which are obviously attractive. So, how to decide whether to go abroad for a masters or not? Instead of being confused let us look at some important points that will make you think why not?
- Benefit to the career:
Most of the companies which hire students in India place them in India itself.
Generally, the employers abroad prefer to hire candidates who have completed a degree abroad with relevant academic scores and work experience over a student who has completed the same degree and has similar work experience in India because of the work permit visa that students get after masters abroad.
Also, studying abroad students a chance to get a relevant job in that country. Countries like New Zealand allow international students to remain in the country for up to 3 years if they have the relevant qualification. Almost all the countries allow part time jobs during the course. So, after completing your degree and getting work experience, you can definitely expect a better pay package back home in case you are planning to come back.
- Realizing your dream of studying abroad is now easy:
If you were not at all interested to get a global exposure obviously you wouldn’t be on this page now. Almost every student has a dream of studying abroad. Studying abroad wasn’t as accessible earlier due to the expenses involved, but now, students from all sections of society are availing an education abroad. If you can submit proper documents, have a good academic track record and meet the eligibility criteria set by the bank, an education loan is not a big deal. Also, in countries like Germany education is free as it is mostly funded by the state. Even though doing masters abroad is costlier compared to doing masters in India, you should see the return on investment. The average salaries of students who did MS in CS in the United states is 1 Cr (Indian rupees) while the maximum salary of an IITan in India is 30 lakhs. So you should see the return on your investment which is high for Masters abroad. With such good salaries you can easy pay back the loan in an year or so.
- Availability of Scholarships:
A scholarship can open a whole new world of possibilities. With the private scholarships offered by several companies as well as those offered by various governments and educational institutions to help boost the research output, there are quite a numerous scholarships to apply for. Visit our YouTube channel to know more about scholarships or speak to us directly and learn more about the options you have while applying for the universities abroad.
- Very good research opportunities:
It is well known that the research opportunities available in countries like the USA and the UK are more sophisticated and of higher quality than the facilities offered by Indian institutions. According to QS ranking there are only two IITs in top 100 universities world wide. This is one of the most important reasons for the migration of Indian students abroad. Many students complete their research work and join as faculty members while some others return to India and take up teaching assignments or find relevant jobs. They have the benefit of having an impressive resume for prospective employers.
- Global Outlook:
As a young student, shifting to a new land can make you feel lonely and home-sick initially but exposure to a new culture and lifestyle will definitely dazzle you. The excitement of exploring the unknown will gradually subside the fear and transform you into an independent and responsible person apart from becoming an efficient professional.
Living with the students belonging to different communities can help you understand and accept different cultures and lifestyles. You learn to gel with different people which is beneficial in the long run and can also give you some friends for lifetime. This has a positive impact on most of the students. You tend to increase your connections with different nationalities both professionally and personally.
- Improves your language and communication skills:
While studying abroad you not only learn in a foreign language but also interact with different people who speak different languages. If the medium of teaching is English in a non-English speaking country, such as Germany or France, you will also have the chance to learn a new language especially if you are willing to work there.
Improving language skills will influence you to develop both professionally and personally. You’ll gain more confidence, you’ll find jobs easily compared to others in foreign land, and interacting with people from different countries will be really easy and fun.
There is a difference in the quality of education and the whole university experience offered by India’s premier educational institutions and the reputed international institutions for sure. With various funding and scholarship opportunities available now, it is definitely a better option to go abroad for higher studies.
To conclude, the benefits of international education are many and can definitely help you build a bright future and promising career.
The decision is important and should be made very carefully. Research and the right overseas guidance are the keys to making a well-informed decision. So, we are always available to help you. Also take the advice of family, friends, mentors, but at the end, the decision is yours based on which study path will best suit your life goals.
Lastly, keep in mind the long-term view, rather than short-term goals. All the best!!