Five Great Places to Study Abroad
Studying abroad can be a life-changing opportunity for many. It not only gives you a platform to enhance and develop your skills but comes with a spectrum of benefits. Students get to learn a foreign language and understand each other’s cultures. It gives an opportunity to travel and make friends around the world.
Here is a list of the five best places to study abroad…
Capital of England and the largest city in the UK, London is definitely considered one of the desirable places to study abroad. According to ‘The Telegraph’ March 2015 edition, among the top 100 universities in the world, 4 universities are located in London. The city is also a hub for research and training and is one of the cities that has the largest number of international students in the world. Some of the top universities in London are University College London, University of the Arts, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of Greenwich and King’s College London. There are also lots of independent English schools where you can go if you have travelled to London specifically to learn English.
Located in Germany, Munich is ranked the world’s 14th best city for studying abroad according to the QS Best Student Cities 2015 list. Munich also has the highest score for affordability. This is due to the fact that tuition fees in all the Germany public institutions are free for international and domestic students. Colleges and universities in Munich are known for their high standards of teaching. Scholarships and grants are provided to students pursuing their education. At Munich students can attend the university during the day or night. According to the QS World University Rankings for 2014/15- Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich was ranked 52nd in the world, followed by The Technische Universitat Munchen at 54th position.
The education system in Singapore has evolved over years. It has been ranked as the 15th best place to study according to the 2015 QS Best Student Cities. Singapore is known for its low level of unemployment and Singaporean graduates are in demand throughout Asia and are much sought by international companies. Mercer’s 2014 Cost of Living Survey ranked Singapore as the fourth expensive city and the tuition fees have also increased for international students. The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) are the popular universities in Singapore for international students.
Melbourne is the second populous city in Australia and is generally voted as one of the most liveable cities in the world. It has been ranked at 2nd position in the 2015 QS Best Student Cities. Melbourne universities are internationally recognized and have an excellent reputation for offering qualifications in a diverse range of subjects for students. The world class education at Melbourne provides a vibrant campus atmosphere for international students. The tuition fees and cost of living are relatively high. According to the ‘The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2015’, University of Melbourne has been ranked number 1 in Australia and is at the 44thposition in the world. Monash University, Deakin University, La Trobe University and Swinburne University are other popular universities in Melbourne.
Paris has been ranked number one in the 2015 QS Best Student Cities ranking and is definitely a popular spot. Though it is an expensive city to live in, the tuition fees are relatively low. Most of the French universities have a service centre for international students that provide assistance with accommodation, insurance, transport, etc. The Acc&ss Paris Centre set up by Cite Internationale (or CIUP) provides a range of services to researchers, students including PhD students moving to Paris. ENS Paris, Ecole Polytechnique (ParisTech), UPMC, Universite Paris-Sud 11, and Universite Paris Diderot are some of the top universities in Paris.