To commit yourself to depart from our home country and study abroad is an arduous step. There are various strands that the students consider, contemplating the benefits of leaving the comforts of home and studying abroad. With new and changing visa norms, students have to scrutinize before spending their resources and setting career goals.

When considering to study abroad , the first destination that hit one’s mind is the United States America. The country continued to be the most favoured nation when one wants pursue Masters program in Engineering studies. At one point, it was a matter of prestige for students to do engineering from this specific country. While the country still remains a favourite, recent trends have witnessed a good number of students exploring other countries as well.

Here are  some of the career friendly destination in the recent past

Canada

This country has a distinctive place next only to the United States as most favoured destination to further the engineering studies abroad. The proliferation  in the number of international students studying in Canada has seen a unwavering  ascend, compared to previous years. This can be attributed to the political changes in the US with its narrative around strict policies against migration.

Factors like Cost of study, cost of living, Safety for international students, Environment, job opportunities, economy of country and political situations of country has made Canada as a favourite destination. Companies such as Amazon, Uber are looking at extending their hubs in Canada.

Post-study work visa :

The validation of work permit depends on period of the study program. For programs less than eight months, candidates are not eligible for post study work permit.More than eight months but less than two years the Work Permit may be valid for up to the same length as the study program. And if the course is for two years or more a post-study work permit may be issued for three years.

Cost : Around Rs 10 -15 Lakhs per year

Famous Universities:

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver; the University of Waterloo, Ontario; the McGill University, Montreal; the University of Toronto, Ontario; the University of Alberta, Edmonton.

Popular courses:

  • Engineering Courses
  • Business-related Masters courses
  • IT courses

Germany

Germany has been demanding among the mechanical, automobile and chemical engineers for a long time. Most of the public universities provide education free of cost. This attracts a lot of students into considering Germany as their destination.But apart from this, one important condition that the  aspirants should have in the past performed well academically to be eligible for the public universities. Knowing German is not mandatory for English taught courses but it always helps you to know the language. Especially when applying for jobs.

Post-study work visa option: After graduating, international students with a residence permit can extend their stay and can seek work for up to 18 months for job is related to their field of study.

Cost: Tuition can be free for public universities but living depends on the city you choose to  stay in. On an average, you need 200-400 Euros per month.

Famous universities:

Technical University of Munich (TU München); RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen); Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin); University of Göttingen; University of Hamburg

Popular Courses:

  • Engineering Courses
  • Mechanical, Automobile
  • Chemical Engineering

Australia

Since Australia accepts 15  years  of education, it has been  getting students from Non-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Management) background. The multitude engineering students are now considering Australia since the route to PR is easier for them. It has just 43 universities with most of them making it to the top universities of the world. Australia is one of the exorbitant education destinations. Students minimise the financial burden by working part-time. Australian law permit students to work up to 20 hours per week during the course.

Cost : Rs 20 – 25 lakh per year.

Post-study Visa option: To get a post-study work visa, students should have studied for at least two years in Australia. After graduation, temporary visa helps one to work in Australia. It has two work streams: Graduate Work Stream and Post-Study Work Visa.

The Graduate work stream is for international students who graduate with skills and qualifications related to an occupation required in Australia. This stream gives you a visa extension of at least 18 months. This may not be based on one’s graduate degree.  Depending on the degree that they have obtained, The post-study work stream offers extended options of two, three or four years.

Famous Universities: The University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, University of Queensland Australia, Monash University, Australian National University.

Popular Courses:

  • Finance and Accounts related MBA
  • Physiotherapy

United Kingdom

The UK is one of the World’s most popular immigration destinations for people wishing to live and work in a new country.UK universities consistently rank highest in global university ranking as many have world-leading reputations for teaching and research.  However, the UK’s immigration system is restrictive. From 2008 to 2010 the UK’s five tier, points-based visa system was phased in, which measures applicants against various criteria designed to assess their eligibility for a UK work or study visa. Most work-related visa applications, as well as Tier 4 study visa applications, are now made through this system.

Cost: Rs 14 – 20 Lakh

Post Study Work Visa: International students willing to work in the United Kingdom (UK) after their graduation must apply for a work visa from UK Visa and Immigration. These are the visas you can apply.

  • Tier 2 (General) Visa: This is the primary visa to remain and work in the UK after your studies. It is open to recent graduates with a Bachelor’s, Masters or PhD from a recognised UK university.
  • Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Visa: This visa option is open to all students who are developing a world-class business idea.
  • Tier 4 (Student) Visa: If you are a student completing a PhD at a UK higher education institute you can apply to stay in the country for a further 12 months after your course completion date.

Famous Universities:

  • University of Oxford
  • Cambridge University
  • Imperial College of London
  • University College London

Popular Courses:

  • Business and MBA
  • Law
  • Humanities

New Zealand

New Zealand has always been internationally recognized for its excellent education standards and for training high quality teachers, which makes it rather a given fact that the institutions in New Zealand provide one of the best world class teaching faculties. Apart from this, New Zealand also has a high quality of amenities and research facilities for its students.

Cost: Rs 15-20 Lakh per year

Post study work visa : People who have a New Zealand qualification that they completed in New Zealand, can apply for a visa to work in New Zealand. To be eligible, you must have an acceptable qualification. If you’re granted a work visa, you can do almost any work you like, for any employer in New Zealand.

Famous Universities

  • Auckland University of Technology
  • University of Auckland
  • Massey University
  • University of Caterbury
  • University of Waikato

Popular Courses

  • Business related
  • STEM courses
  • Hospitality courses
  • Nursing