Are you confused about your studies as for whether to continue it in India? Or are you considering doing it from abroad? In this post, we will talk about some tips which will help you in making that decision. Read on.
In today’s globalized world educational opportunities are limitless. It has become easy to travel and apply to Universities in foreign countries. But it still is a very big decision to make and a lot of things come in the mind.
In this post, we will talk about some things to consider which will help you decide whether to continue studying in India or going abroad. There are a lot of things that come to the mind and it can get confusing. But don’t worry as we are here to help you decide.
Interest is Essential
First of all, a keen interest in knowledge and education is essential in order to be sure whether to continue studying or not. Education in foreign universities require a determination as the environment there is extremely competitive.
In fact, even getting admission in many of the universities is a task in itself as they have very steep requirements. So, it is essential to have focus and interest in what you want to study. Without this focus, you’d be wasting huge amounts of money.
Don’t think about going to a foreign university just because you’ll get to travel or because your friends are going there. Think about going to a foreign university only because if it serves your interest and long terms goals.
Long Term Goals
Another important thing that is important for consideration for applying abroad is what exactly are your long-term goals. If your long-term goal is to be at the forefront of the field you aspire to be in, then going abroad for higher education is necessary.
For many, it is not clear where they see themselves in the next 5 or 10 years, for them exploration is key in life. But there are some who are focused and want to be high achievers in the whatever field they want to apply in. For them, going abroad is extremely important as there is immense exposure.
Interested in Research
One important thing that also can help clear your confusion is whether you want to pursue higher research – in any field. One of the tragic states of Indian education is that the focus and funding are limited for those who want to pursue higher research. That is why we have the phenomenon of ‘Brain Drain’ in India.
Sadly, that is a reality as foreign universities not only have the infrastructure but also have funding support to pursue new research. If you plan to get into research then going to abroad is a very lucrative option.
One important consideration that one has to think if of course – Money. Studying abroad is a very costly affair as the expenses can go up to multiple of lakhs of rupees or at times up to 1 Crore!
So, you will have to do a cost-benefit analysis whether the money invested is right and you’ll be getting something equal if not more in return. As you don’t want to be drowning in loans after your education abroad.
There are of course various scholarships that are available across different countries and they will help. But in case if you don’t get one then the money factor will play a big role in your decision.
You might not think about it but a greater degree of adaptability also plays a huge role while considering going abroad for higher education. The environment abroad varies from country to country and is largely welcoming.
But don’t expect it to be hunky and dory as it is very challenging to go and to adapt to a new setting in a foreign land. If you have a hard time fitting into new and challenging settings then you will have to think very hard.
But unless you have that enterprising and highly adaptable personality which likes a new adventure than going abroad in a different setting would be a thrill ride for you.
Another important thing for consideration is the ranking and value of the degree that you plan to do from abroad. There is no point going abroad to do a flaky degree from a dubious university.
So, it is better to do proper research first and preparing a list of credible universities and doing degrees that will help you make a better future.
Another consideration is of the political situation of countries. Now you don’t want to go to a politically unstable country for your higher education. Whenever you are considering your options always do a thorough research of the country’s political status.
So, these are some of the important considerations to think about if you are confused about where to study further. If you take into consideration each thing thoroughly, then we’re sure you will come to the right decision. Till then cheers and keep exploring yourself with Brainpundits!