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Abroad study: FAQ on courses and scholarships

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Which course should I choose for my abroad study? Will I get scholarships? Are you fed up with these questions circling your head? It’s totally OKAY! Because many are often skeptical when it comes to abroad study. But overseas education has got many strong points such as world-class education, multicultural experience, and an adventure of your lifetime.

When you plan for your abroad study courses do matter! And if you are worried about the money, there are financial assistance such as study abroad scholarships, bursaries, etc.

And that’s not it, there’s more. Read on to read the answers to your most common questions about courses and scholarships while studying abroad!

Which abroad study courses are in demand?

The demand for courses fluctuates according to the growth of technology, increased human demands, healthcare demands (especially post COVID-19), and many other factors. This varies from year to year and some courses are evergreen like technology-related courses.

Here are a few abroad study courses that are in demand:

  • Information Technology
  • Medicine
  • Data science
  • Cyber Security
  • Computer science
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Management
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning

Apart from these 10 courses, there are many worthy courses that you can choose for your abroad study to make a promising career.

Note: Just because these courses are in demand abroad, you must not choose them blindly. Always choose courses that are an extension or up-gradation of your field if you’ve completed a bachelor’s degree. In case you’ve just completed secondary education (12th grade), you can choose any of these courses that interest you.

What are STEM courses abroad?

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. STEM courses are gaining popularity for high employability and growth in STEM-related industries. Therefore, International students are flocking to study STEM courses abroad. Here are a few courses:

Science course:

  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics.
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmacy

Technology courses:

  • Information Technology
  • Web developing
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Blockchain technology

Engineering courses:

  • Civil engineering
  • Aeronautical engineering
  • Computer engineering
  • Mechanical engineering

Mathematics courses:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Statistics
  • Economics and Finance
  • Mathematics 

STEM is one of the most sought-after abroad study courses in recent times! Choose well!

Can I avail scholarships for my abroad study?

Of course! For many international students who feel studying abroad involves a lot of money, a scholarship is a ray of hope. Study abroad scholarships can come in different shapes and each scholarship needs certain eligibility requirements.

Here are the types of study abroad scholarships:

  • Merit-based scholarships

These scholarships are offered to students with exceptional academic scores such as a high percentage in secondary education (12th grade) or a high Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) in a bachelor’s degree.

  • Course-based scholarships

In universities abroad, scholarships are offered to students who select certain courses. Taking up such courses is an added advantage!

  • Country / Government specific scholarships

Almost all countries offer scholarships to students. However, the UK is known for providing exciting scholarships. Various countries take steps to encourage international students by providing scholarships outside the university.

  • Private scholarships

These are scholarships or financial assistance provided by third parties or private organizations. You can apply for these scholarships after you reach the university.

Are scholarships and bursaries the same?

No, they are not the same. Scholarships abroad do not pay your tuition fees in money, but they reduce the fees.
Whereas bursaries are provided as funds for financial assistance for your living expense or other academic expenses. However, you must apply for bursaries which cannot be availed without any application.

Can I avail multiple scholarships while studying abroad?

Well, not exactly. But you can apply for one university scholarship and other private scholarships, bursaries, and fellowships. By this, you can apply for multiple financial assistance but there are lesser chances of availing of study abroad scholarships.

Hope this blog post gave you insight on courses and scholarships while studying abroad. These answers to the most searched questions would have been a great eye-opener for you. Thank you for reading!

Can I study cross-major courses abroad?

It is advised not! Selecting a cross-major happens when you choose to study a course that is irrelevant to your field. For example, when you have completed Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, you are not advised to take Bachelor’s in Psychology.
This will affect you while you apply for a student visa abroad. To obtain Student Visa, you must submit a Statement of Purpose (SOP). An SOP must reason out your purpose of studying at the university and select the desired course. Selecting a cross-major could end up in visa rejection. However, you can get the help of overseas education experts to clear your doubts and get assistance in course selection.

Should I take a short-term course such as 8 months?

Short-term courses are usually certificate programs, and it seems ineffective for international students. Students can always opt for long-term courses of 2 years or at least 1 year. Because in countries like Canada, students cannot obtain a Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) with an 8-month course.
International students in Canada can obtain a PGWP by taking up an abroad study course of 1-year duration or more. Moreover, in Canada and the UK, as an international student, you can get stay-back options for the equivalent of or more than the duration of the study program. Hence, a long-term course is the best for international students.

Which is the best country to study Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) courses?

PGD courses are offered in popular student destinations like the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, etc. However, Canada stands out from other countries when it comes to Post Graduate Diploma Courses due to its excellent academics, student life, and multiculturalism.
If you’re wondering what a PGD course is, here’s an insight! As the name suggests Post Graduate Diploma courses are taken up after a bachelor’s degree. These one-of-a-kind courses can be pursued to add skills and expertise in your niche subject.

Talk to the experts!

Course, scholarships, universities, student visas, you name anything about abroad study, and CanApprove has got you covered. Spread across India, Canada, and the Middle East, CanApprove has 23+ years of success in overseas education services.

CanApprove abroad study services include

  • Student Visa Assistance
  • Admission Assistance
  • Shortlisting courses and universities
  • SOP Assistance
  • Pre and Post departure assistance etc.

Your dream of studying abroad is not that far to reach. It’s just a click away, begin now!

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