Preferred Universities & Courses for Studying Abroad

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By Swetha Sukumar

Posted on December 16, 2022


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Preferred Universities & Courses for Studying Abroad

Studying abroad is becoming a trend among students in our country. Every year, many students from India migrate to foreign countries to study.  While choosing foreign countries for study, students pay attention to choosing courses and universities that have scope for employment and high salaries. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to get international job opportunities. But, choosing the right course and the right country plays a vital role in job placements.   

Not all courses will get you employment in all countries. But there are a few courses that can definitely improve your chances of getting a job abroad; Especially in some countries. This article is an attempt to help you identify the right career path along with the course and destination.


Engineering is a field that moves the world. The future possibilities and career opportunities of this field are endless. Computer Science, Mechanical and Automotive, Manufacturing and Metallurgy, Sustainable and Renewable Energy, all the fields here are a subset of the Engineering programs. Given below are the best Engineering courses to study abroad: 

Aerospace engineeringChemical engineering
Electrical engineeringCivil Engineering
Mechanical EngineeringIndustrial Engineering
Environmental EngineeringMaterials engineering
Petroleum engineering    Computer engineering

Cyber Security / Computer Science 

Cyber ​​Security / Computer Science are some of the most in-demand courses across the globe these days. Artificial intelligence, business analytics and the Internet of Things are becoming part of our daily lives. The world is rapidly progressing towards an automation-based industrial revolution. Hence, many students opt for these courses to study abroad.

Data Mining and BI for Cyber SecurityCyber Security Analysis
Cyber Security Engineering Information Systems and  Cyber Security
Ethical Hacking and  Cyber SecurityCyber Security and Forensic Information Technology
Cyber Risk Strategy and Governance Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security
Business in Intelligence and Big Data in Cyber Security Environment Data Privacy and  Cyber Security

Business, Banking and Finance 

One of the best study abroad programs is business and finance. Studies guarantee you white-collar Wall Street-like jobs in this field after your studies. Courses like Banking and Finance, Risk and Finance, Investment Banker are some of the most sought after courses in Business, Banking , Finance and Economics.

Bachelor of Commerce- Finance and TechnologyMSc Money, Banking and Finance
Master of Professional Accountancy MSc. Finance and Investment
MSc. InvestmentFinance, BS/ Global Management
Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Finance Bachelors in Mathematical Finance 

Data Analysis and Data Science 

Data Analyst is one of the best study abroad programs to emerge in the last decade. A data analyst holds a critical position for company growth and the job requires both managerial and analytical skills. Data analysts are earning more than engineers these days. 

Data science is a combination of statistics and computer science, so it is a great option for those with a love of computing, numbers and an analytical mind. Degree programs in data science are relatively new, but studying abroad can give you access to some of the best courses in the world. India,USA, Australia, Canada, and the UK are big markets with the need for most jobs in the field of Data Analytics and Science. 

Applied Data Science Applied Data Science for Business 
Artificial Intelligence and Data Science Biological Data Science 
Program Evaluation and Data Analytics Data Science and Machine Learning 

Media and Mass Communication 

Mass Communication and Media Studies are easily one of the best courses you can choose for study abroad. There are many study abroad programs that offer endless opportunities in filmmaking, video editing, journalism, and advertising. Graphic Design, Animation, VFX, Creative Writing, Digital Marketing and Film Studies are the best courses to study abroad in this field.  The countries have universities that have been ranked as the best colleges for mass communication in the world. MA in Mass Communication and MSc in Mass Communication are the most commonly offered programs under the post graduation title.

Master of Arts in Cinema Studies MA in Media and Politics
MA in Communications Digital Audience Strategy, MS 
MFA in Film Production and Creative Writing Master of Global Media Communications 


Business and Management is something that never goes out of its depth. Every industry and every company needs people from these fields of study. Pursuing an MBA abroad will always work wonders for your resume. This master in business administration program is available in a range of specialisations to train students in the field of management. Universities abroad offer an MBA program to prepare future business leaders. Countries like the UK, USA, Canada, etc. are the preferred choice of Indian students to pursue an MBA program. 

Master of Business Administrations MBA in International Hospitality Management 
MBA in Finance Digital Audience Strategy, MS 

Preferred Universities for Studying Abroad  

Universities Country
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Stanford UniversityHarvard UniversityCalifornia Institute of Technology (CalTech)University of ChicagoUniversity of PennsylvaniaUCL (University College London) 

University of OxfordUniversity of CambridgeImperial College LondonUCL (University College London)  The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

The Australia National UniversityThe University of MelbourneThe University of Sydney

University of TorontoMCGill UniversityUniversity of British Colobia 
ETH Zurich- Swiss Federal Institute of TechnologySwitzerland 
University of AmsterdamDelft University of Technology
National University of Singapore (NUS)Singapore
Technical University of MunichLudwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenGermany
Tsinghua University Fudan UniversityChina 
The University of TokyoKyoto UniversityJapan
The University of Hong Kong The Chinese University Hong Kong (CUHK)
Hong Kong 
Université PSL Institut Polytechnique de ParisFrance 
Seoul National UniversitySouth Korea