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Top 5 Destinations For Indian Students Who Plan to Study Abroad

Specialized courses that are offered by abroad universities attract many Indian students every year. Foreign universities give more importance to practical knowledge. This characteristic is one of the biggest advantages to study in colleges of developed countries.

We have seen a constant rise in Indian students studying abroad one of the main reason is a degree from international university is prioritised more compared to Indian degree  

With changing trends, students are exploring new countries to get a degree with a value in international market. Universities in abroad focus more on research work and practical knowledge which is more prefrencitial for the Indian students where the main focus is on theory 

New Zealand

New Zealand has several types of higher education institutions: universities, colleges, private institutions and polytechnics. This place is one of the highest recently dated destination for higher studies. In few study areas like horticulture, dairy technology, forensic science, marine engineering, geothermal energy and biotechnology, the qualifications offered by New Zealand’s institutes are considered best in the world.

There are 8 universities in New Zealand, which all offer high quality education. All 8 of these universities are ranked within the QS World University Ranking top 500. The highest ranked is the University of Auckland, which is in 85th place, followed by the University of Otago in 194th place.

Even if we talk about recent pandemic COVID 19 New Zealand is counted as the safest place from all over the world where pandemic didn’t stay for long and people are much safer there. 


Canada has a wide multicultural environment and you will soon realise it once you enrol in a Canadian university because you will be surrounded by students coming from numerous different places. Canada is renowned for its quality education and competitive entry requirements. Studying in Canada is also seen a pathway to PR which takes up to 15-18 months from within the country. Students can work off campus without a work permit for up to 20 hrs per week and full time during course breaks they can also get hand in experience while working in the industry. Other reason why international students prefer to study in Canada as it has vastly different culture and welcomes citizens across the world with no discrimination. Perhaps that’s why QS News Best Student Cities 2019 included 5 cities of this country among top study abroad destinations including Montreal at 6th and Toronto at 11th place. Easy PR policies is another major factor contributing to its popularity among international students.  Aspiring Indian students prefer this country for a various courses such as Biotechnology, Animation, Hospitality, Engineering, Environmental studies, mass media and many more. The education system of Canada is robust offering degree and diploma in wide variety of courses. The cost of education is comparatively cheaper in Canada. There are numerous scholarships that have been provided by various Canadian universities which attracts more of students from outside. 


Germany is one of the top study destinations in Europe for Indian students. This country is one of the most affordable destinations, where cost of living is slight higher but the tuition fees paid is almost zero or very little. Quality education at price that would not burn a hole in your pockets. Its top universities and colleges provide quality education, and there has been increase of more than 70% Indian students opting for Germany for higher education.

There are many scholarship providers in Germany who offer financial support to talented students, but DAAD in particular, has a special program dedicated to Indian students.

If you’re interested in studying engineering, technology or sciences, you will benefit from the advantage of getting involved in advanced research in your study field. In order to encourage this, top universities in Germany offer quality education, have a wide network of partnerships with local and international research institutes and provide modern research facilities and laboratories. 

German authorities charge very nominal administration fees from the international students and other basic costs per semester. Indian students have the advantage of working 120 full days or 240 half days in a year during their study course. Good scholarship options are also available for Indian students. Germany has more than 10 institutions that are listed in top 200 QS world university rankings. Indian students have the choice to select from over 350 universities that offer more than 800 courses to select from.

Germany is one of the most popular non-Anglophone study destinations in the world, and with its trendy student cities and low (or no) tuition fees.


Australia offers a diverse range of study options for international students, with more than 1,200 institutions and over 22,000 courses to other aspirants. Students can study at all levels of education from primary and secondary school, to vocational education and training (VET), from English language courses to higher education as bachelors, masters and research degrees (at universities). Regardless of what a student is studying or how long you are studying for, Australia’s laws promote quality education and protection for international students. Needless to say, Australian cities have consistently ranked high as the most livable and student-friendly cities in the world.

Everyone looks after safety as a matter of priority Australia is one of the safest country with least crime rates, that’s why you won’t have to worry about safety and can live peacefully right there.  Some industries and sectors, which are student-friendly from an Indian student’s perspective include tourism, retail, hospitality and many more making it easier to pick up part-time jobs and earn some exposure as well as money to partly cover living costs in Australia. Scholarships also include government-funded options like Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS) for bachelors, masters, PhD. There are also university-specific scholarships and bursaries that are offered to International students for various undergraduate and postgraduate programs. 


United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is considered one of the best place to study abroad for Indian students 2020. The UK is also known as education hub of the world. You can acquire heights in your career with ingress to first-rated knowledge from recognized universities and courses that are followed globally.

The UK has been at the forefront of such initiatives. Already known for its world class institutions, research opportunities, wide range of courses, scholarships and one-year postgraduate programmes, the UK has been constantly updating its rules and regulations during the pandemic to curate a clear path for international students. Several institutions in the UK have introduced new scholarships and bursaries while continuously delivering high-quality education online. Coupled with the new Graduate Route, it is no surprise that the UK remains one of the most popular study abroad destinations for Indians, who form one of the largest groups of the UK’s international student community.

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students, universities in the UK have been working closely with the national and local governments to ensure student needs are met. And, as the situation continues to evolve, all aspirants and new students should keep an eye out for changes in rules and procedures – both in the UK and India, which may affect international travel and a students’ ability to reach their campus in the UK. 


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