Yocket Editorial Team
Updated on 24 August, 2018

Best Countries for UG





Studying abroad for under graduation is a big deal and choosing the right country is an even bigger deal. Nonetheless, the following is a list for some of the most popular countries among international students for an undergraduate degree. The education in the list of universities is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (‘even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious’) and the student life thriving in the universities is full of excitement. Check it out below-

1. USA-

In 2016-17, about 23.91% of the total 439,019 international students in the world prefer to go to universities in USA for under graduation, according to Institute of International Education. Out of the total 1,078,822 international students, 186,267 (17%) are Indian students. The country is home to a large number of universities and most of the top ones in the world, such as MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Caltech, etc. For Applications to universities here, you need SAT /ACT as well as IELTS/TOEFL results along with your 12th grade results, among other things.

The 5 most popular universities among int’l students in the USA include-

  1. New York University
  2. University of Southern California
  3. Columbia University
  4. Northeastern University, Boston
  5. Arizona State University, Tempe

The 5 most popular fields of study among int’l students in the USA include-

  1. Engineering (36%)
  2. Math and Computer Science (35%)
  3. Business and Management (10%)
  4. Physical and Life Sciences (6%)
  5. Social Sciences (2%)


2. The United Kingdom-

The second largest multitude of international students is received by universities in the UK . The nation hosts 11% of the total 501,045 international students’ population, 18,015 (3%) are Indian students. Even amidst the heated debate about the relaxation of the student visas for Indian students, UK will remain a hub for international students nonetheless. For Applications, universities require good 12th grade scores and TOEFL/IELTS scores, among other things.

The 5 most popular universities among int’l students in UK include-

  1. University College London
  2. The University of Manchester
  3. The University of Edinburgh
  4. Coventry University
  5. Kings College London

The 5 most popular fields of study among int’l students in the UK include-

  1. Business and Management (26%)
  2. Engineering (11%)
  3. Physical and Life Sciences (9%)
  4. Social Sciences (9%)
  5. Fine and Applied Arts (8%)
     

3. Canada-

About 494,525 international students were admitted to universities in Canada in 2017, out of which 25% were from India. British Columbia is said to be the most popular destination among Indian students. The two most common languages in Canada are French and English. SPP (Student Partnership Program) colleges, such as Algonquin Colleges, Seneca College, and Sheridan College, are colleges that make it easier for Indian students to obtain study visa. Applications to institutions require a good 12th grade score as well as TOEFL/IELTS score among other things.

The 5 most popular universities among int’l students in Canada include-

  1. University of British Columbia 
  2. McGill University
  3. Bishop’s University
  4. University of Toronto
  5. Saint Mary’s University

The 5 most popular fields of study among int’l students in Canada include-

  1. Engineering
  2. Information Technology
  3. Business Management
  4. Pharmacy Technician
  5. Hospitality Management
     

4. Australia-

The year 2017 saw some 327,606 international students joining Australian universities and colleges. Among these numbers, about 44,775 (13%) were Indian students. Apart from kangaroos, Australia is famous for its quality education; it is home to top notch universities such as Australian National University, University of Melbourne, and University of Sydney. Applications require good 12th grade score and IELTS/TOEFL scores among other things.

The 5 most popular universities among int’l students in Australia include-

  1. RMIT University 
  2. Monash University 
  3. Curtin University 
  4. University of Melbourne
  5. University of New South Wales (UNSW) 

The 5 most popular fields of study among int’l students in Australia include-

  1. Business and Management (45%)
  2. Engineering (11%)
  3. Mathematics and Computer Sciences (9%)
  4. Health Professions (7%)
  5. Social Sciences (6%)
     

5. Germany-

Out of the total 251,542 international students in universities in Germany, 13,537 (5%) are Indian students. Most courses are taught in English. Although, it is recommended to learn German for a one-up over others. Applications to universities require grade 12 scores as well as language proficiency test scores.

The 5 most popular universities among int’l students in Germany include-

  1. Freie University of Berlin
  2. Ludwig Maximilian University
  3. The Munich University of Technology
  4. RWTH Aachen University
  5. Technical University of Berlin

The 5 most popular fields of study among int’l students in Germany include-

  1. Engineering (25%)
  2. Business and Management (16%)
  3. Humanities (12%)
  4. Mathematics and Computer Sciences (10%)
  5. Physical and Life Sciences (8%)
     

6. New Zealand-

In 2017, overall 62,570 international students enrolled in universities and colleges in New Zealand, out of which 15,340 (24%) were Indian students. This country, with an abundance of scenic beauty of its biodiversity, is becoming a hub for Indian students in recent years. IELTS/TOEFL scores as well as 12th grade scores are important for admission to universities and colleges here.

The 5 most popular universities among int’l students in New Zealand include-

  1. University of Auckland
  2. University of Otago
  3. University of Waikato
  4. University of Canterbury
  5. Auckland University of Technology

The 5 most popular fields of study among int’l students in New Zealand include-

  1. Business and Management (43%)
  2. Social Sciences (20%)
  3. Mathematics and Computer Sciences (12%)
  4. Physical and Life Sciences (8%)
  5. Fine and Applied Arts (7%)

To study abroad, a substantial academic profile is of utmost significance. Senior year score as well as participation in extracurricular activities contribute to building a strong profile for colleges. SAT is important, but so are taking up hobbies and competing in debates. Although, getting into universities in countries other than the US. put more emphasis on students’ academic achievements.

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