The year 2020 certainly brought peculiar changes to the study abroad sector. Study abroad aspirants were struck by the apprehension of the pandemic. In a sense, COVID-19 became the buzzword of the year for students all over the world. But with the discovery of vaccines, the situation has now drastically improved. Students are coming out of their shells & are hyped up for the upcoming 2021 intakes.
Interestingly, in the last decade, Europe has gained immense traction among international students as their preferred destination. The trend is particularly visible among Indian study abroad aspirants. As per Education Times, more than 9000 Indian students turned up for interactive webinars where they expressed a strong preference for Europe. This clearly implies that more & more students are exploring opportunities to study in Europe.
Edugo Abroad’s Business Director, Mr. Bhargav Modi, is boldly positive that, “Study in Europe is set to become all the rage for Indian students in 2021 intakes.” During his insightful discussions with partner universities in Europe, industry experts and students, he noticed a growing popularity for the ‘Study in Europe’ trend.
In this blog, Mr. Bhargav tackles some of the most important questions & explains the philosophy behind the rapidly rising 'Study in Europe’ craze among students.
In the initial days, life with COVID-19 was a distant dream for everyone as they hoped for a cure at the earliest. But today, after one full year, the situation has surprisingly reversed. People have embraced the novel coronavirus as the new normal and as such, the students are also eager to give a satisfactory conclusion to their study abroad plans.
Accordingly, there has been a universal increase in inquiries from study abroad aspirants, particularly concerning study in Europe. Even the students who missed out on the 2020 intakes have joined the rush of students heading towards the 2021 intakes.
Mr. Bhargav pointed out, “The students have already begun their application processes. We have been successful in getting visa approvals too, as most countries are now opening up for international students. You can evidently witness the enthusiasm from both sides of the arena.”
Europe is home to several popular study abroad destinations such as France, Greece, Ireland, Poland, and other countries. This linked cluster of destinations hosts a series of universities that are honorably ranked by QS & other reputed bodies. More importantly, these colleges offer accredited programs for students seeking to study in Europe.
Amongst them, France is widely regarded for its Fashion-Luxury, Management & IT programs while Ireland attracts students from IT & pharma backgrounds. Greece & Poland are known for their hospitality and technical management courses respectively.
Also, Malta has a specialized nursing (bridge) program that enables study abroad aspirants to work as registered nurses across all the EU member countries.
Our director remarked, “Europe is a treasure of opportunities where students get to discover thousands of prospects & decide the option that aligns perfectly with their interests as well as future goals.”
Students prefer to study in Europe for a multitude of reasons. In addition to the flexibility in course selection, European universities have ultra-modern campuses that duly focus on a 360-degree learning experience for the students. They have a broad range of accredited programs that are specifically designed to enhance & match the skillset of the students with the industry benchmarks.
Another strong reason why international students choose to study in Europe is that a majority of the countries there offer a post-work job search visa, which boosts their employability. Moreover, top-quality education from these ranked universities puts the students in the front row for high-paying jobs.
“All this, at a much more affordable fee & living cost as compared to destinations in other parts of the world”. added Mr. Bhargav.
“Most certainly, yes! In the wake of the current digitalization wave, students are gradually shifting towards IT-centric courses. And with world-class universities & leading tech companies, Europe has become a center stage for the global IT industry”. With this answer, Mr. Bhargav Modi emphasized the growing popularity of both – IT as a field for students & Europe as a destination for the same.
Most notably, countries like France & Ireland offer innumerable dedicated courses to IT student aspirants who seek to study in Europe. However, the availability of numerous IT options often breeds confusion among students at the time of course selection. This is why we have compiled a list of top IT courses to study in Europe during 2021. This exhaustive list will definitely help students in making the right choice.
Students across the world have started noticing the amazing benefits of studying in Europe. With numerous universities offering a 100% placement guarantee, it is but obvious that students would want to study in Europe. On top of that, the colleges provide valuable internship & scholarship opportunities to strengthen the practical skillset of the students.
With short-term programs at much more affordable fees, Europe clearly outperforms other destinations that offer expensive, 4-year programs. And perhaps the highlight of studying in Europe is that students get a chance to study the same course in more than one EU-member countries.
Mr. Bhargav added, “One of the biggest selling points for the students is that they see the alumni of these universities working with top brands. Naturally, their motivation hit sky high as they also seek the kind of education that enables them to work with Fortune 500 companies.”
Abroad education demands significant investment, not only from the financial but also from the timing & emotional viewpoint. A lot of factors go into the decision-making process & it is absolutely justified for the students to expect an appropriate return on their investment.
As a study abroad destination, Europe easily trumps other destinations in almost all aspects. Other countries demand 4 years of education itself plus an additional year or so for job search. But Europe does it in nearly 3 years and ensures better ROI at the same time.
Mr. Bhargav concluded, “The decision to study abroad is obviously a huge leap for the students and they require appropriate guidance throughout their journey. And as the #1 upstanding admission partner for Europe, Edugo Abroad’s mission is to make it really simple & convenient for the Indian students to study in Europe.”