Study abroad programmes have gained a lot of popularity in the last few years. Globally recognised degrees, countless work opportunities, better learning environment, etc. are some of the reasons behind the rise in popularity. This is why a number of students dream of going abroad for higher studies. With proper planning, anyone can live this dream.

Take a look at the below table to know why study abroad not only opens the doors to success, but makes any student’s future even brighter:

Quality of Education

As compared to global standards, the quality of education in India is poor

The competition for unreserved seats in India is higher than even the top 20 universities in the world.

Fewer top-quality programmes for advanced degree

Classroom experience is only limited to lecture-driven classes with little to no active class participation

Lack of recognised professional institutes

Abundant Institutions with global academic excellence

Better options to obtain education abroad

Schools abroad engage students in active learning through class participation, dialogue exchange, case studies, and practical off and on campusexperiences that makes learning fun and meaningful

Schools in foreign countries offer courses in some of the most contemporary and unconventional fields like entertainment, sports, psychology and many more in greater scope and structure.

Course Curriculum

Indian education system is more of a rigid system with emphasis on core subjects & theory

Prime focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

No focus on commerce, humanities and liberal arts courses; specific and stringent courses

Lack of research opportunities

Wider options in all streams

Flexibility of courses with minor subjects, major subjects and elective subjects in global universities and institutes

Education abroad is more flexible which allows more people to pass the preliminary stages.

More emphasis is put on exploring & learning of new techniques & concepts. Practical approach of academic concepts

Career Opportunities

Limited employment opportunities

Slow pace of career growth in India

Contrast between educational qualification with that of the job opportunities available

Global career opportunities

Hands-on experience and internship prospects

Employers value international experience, communication skills, and foreign language skills. An international degree and work experience will stand out on your CV.

Stand out from other job candidates with the skills that can only be gained through international experience, such as strong cross-cultural communications and familiarity with international standards, laws, and regulations.

Financial Perspective

Government universities and semi-government institutions are pocket-friendly

Private institutions are as expensive as obtaining education from foreign universities

The cost of seats under the management quota for professional colleges is unregulated in India and may cost a fortune

Low cost universities are also available abroad

Scholarships available in almost all global institutes

Educational loans and financial aid available

Some of the popular scholarships and fellowships are: The Rhodes Scholarship Program, Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellowships and Huawei Maitree Scholarship for studying in China. 

Academic Ranking and Excellence

Only science and management specific institutes are academically recognised on the global platform

No Indian university ranked amongst the top 200 universities of the world.

Plentiful institutes with good academic ranking and excellence

Institutes in all streams such as science, technology, commerce, humanities, social sciences have good global recognition

Research Opportunities

No global ranking of research

Premier Indian institutions like the IITs and IIMs are offering excellent courses that also have scope for doctoral research.

Students pursuing subjects especially in research-centric areas like biology or pharmacy do not receive enough support from Indian colleges in terms of infrastructure and resources.

Lack of research opportunities in humanities and social sciences

Research in US and UK rank much higher and are superior than India

Governments fund research projects, student exchanges and internships

Top faculty members are often more accessible and it is easier to become affiliated with a laboratory or an institute.

Foreign universities are abundant with resources to provide students with sophisticated technologies, equipment, and infrastructure to conduct in-depth research. 


Lack of proper infrastructure apart from the top Indian institutes such as IIT, IIM, etc.

Libraries are poorly maintained

Foreign countries provide impeccable infrastructural facilities such as free access to libraries, laboratory, journals, etc.

Importance laid on health insurance, student facilities, etc.