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How to Choose the Best University for Your Master's Abroad
1. Choose a university offering your favourite subject
When you know what you want to study, the next step is to see which country is the best choice. If you are interested in majors like Economics, Biology, Engineering, Medicine, and so on, you should do some research and see which are the most popular study destinations for your chosen study programme.
Some destinations are obvious choices for certain disciplines, such as:
Engineering degrees in Germany
Arts degrees in Italy
Psychology degrees in the UK
2. Choose a top university based on international rankings
All universities and colleges strive to improve the quality of study programmes and the overall academic environment. However, some institutions offer better courses, have more experienced staff members, or provide better services and support to international students.
3. Choose a university that fits your budget
The cost of your studies is another factor to consider before making your final decision. Most universities and colleges have tuition fees. If you or your parents can afford them, it is not a problem.
If not, there are ways to fund your studies, such as scholarships, student loans, or student jobs.
4. Choose a university based on language requirements
An important aspect you should check is the language proficiency requirements set by your chosen university or college. Mainly, you need to make sure that your language level will allow you to study at that university.
Most universities and schools in non-English speaking countries have a wide offer of English-taught degrees that you didn't even know existed.
IELTS, TOEFL, and PTE are the most popular English language tests for international students.
5. Choose a university that recognises your previous experience
Your Bachelor's degree might not be fully recognised everywhere in the world. Make sure you know if and how you have to validate your previous studies if you want to study in a certain country.
6. Choose a university in a big city or a smaller one?
If you go to a university or college in a big city or a metropolis, you’ll benefit from many advantages:
finding a job easily
travelling without big inconveniences
easy access to banks, post offices, and the city centre
enjoying a lot of cultural activities
You should also consider the nightlife and entertainment opportunities. If you're a party animal, you won't have a lot of fun in smaller cities or more remote locations. Of course, if you’re not a fan of distractions and loud music, this can be an advantage.
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