So, you have passed your graduation. What’s next? Post-Graduation, right? Maybe you are thinking of studying at a university or college in your home city, or at the alma mater of your parents. Why should you stop there? While there are lots of benefits of going to a college or university in your own country. Have you considered (the name and fame, the joys, adventure, etc) of getting a master’s degree abroad?
Here are Some of the Benefits of Getting a Master’s Degree Abroad:
Prestige / Fame
Education has become international and very competitive, and an esteemed number of programs in a huge range of subjects can be found in many countries around the world. For example, several top business schools have campuses spread over many countries. France, Switzerland, Singapore and Dubai all have MBA programs that are ranked among the best in the world. Many people think that international institutions are just for business students. But, many recognized international institutions in countries like China, the Netherlands, the UK and India also have some of the best post-graduate programs in various subjects. For example, Canada and Australia are top-ranked for Masters in Education while China and the Netherlands play host to some of the best post-graduate programs in Architecture.
Knowledge & Skills
While a post-graduate degree will enhance your resume, a master’s degree from abroad will surely differentiate you from your competitors. Do you know companies are looking to recruit students with an international outlook who has the knowledge and skills to work with colleagues and customers from around the world and who are aware of other cultures? Yes, it is true. Employers are also looking for candidates with international experience and foreign languages.
A large number of students, particularly in India, assume that a bachelor degree abroad will be more costly than getting a degree at home. However, in many cases, global study for a postgraduate degree can cost the same as at home. However, this does vary between countries. For example, a Master degree in Spain, can cost $3000, while Finland, Germany, and Norway provide post-graduate degrees for a little to no cost for students from other countries. SchoolApply.com is good source to filter university with cost.
A master’s degree might be your last chance to live abroad. Obviously, you’ll always be able to travel, but it can be very difficult to find the opportunity or time to spend time in a foreign country once you’ve settled into a career. Study abroad will provide you lots of opportunities to make new friends and connections, explore new places, learn about different cultures and languages, etc., before heading back home.
Earning a master’s degree abroad will let you grow both academically and personally in interesting ways.