Comparison of countries for students aspiring higher studies abroad

When it comes to pursuing higher education overseas, many Indian students prefer to study abroad to have  good career, satisfying jobs, work permit and many eventually aim for PR (Permanent Residency).  Therefore it is essential to know, before applying for studies, that which country will suit them most according to students’ academic qualification & future expectations.

Though there are many popular countries among Indian and other subcontinent students, this analysis is made for students looking for study abroad in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and UK. The below comparison will help aspiring students to acquire knowledge to make best judgment about their career and studies. The analysis covers 4 most common concerns – availability of part time jobs while studying, full time jobs/ works after finishing studies, PR( permanent residency) options available for foreign students and english requirement to qualify for studying abroad.

 

 

WORK PERMIT DURING STUDIES
AUSTRALIA 40 hrs per fortnight (for Diploma, Bachelors, Masters)
CANADA 20 hrs per week (for Diploma, Bachelors, Masters- 1st 6 months work within campus)
NEW ZEALAND 20 hrs per week (for Diploma, Bachelors, Masters)
UK 20 hrs per week – for University students
10 hrs per week – for Govt. College students0 hrs per week – for Private College students
 
  WORK PERMIT DURING VACATION
AUSTRALIA 40 hrs per week (full time)
CANADA 40 hrs per week (full time)
NEW ZEALAND 40 hrs per week (full time)
UK 40 hrs per week (full time)
 
  POST STUDY WORK PERMIT
AUSTRALIA Bachelor – 2 years
Masters by course work(duration 2 years) – 2 yearsMasters by research (duration 2 years) – 3 years

PHD – 4 years

CANADA If course duration is less than 2yrs work permit will be equal to the course duration and if duration is 2yrs or more then work permit will be of 3 years
NEW ZEALAND 2 years UG Diploma courses or one year Level 7 and above  – 1 year
UK No automatic PSWPossible for students who got 20,000 pounds job offer

PhD students – 1 years

 
  PR (PERMANENT RESIDENCY) OPTIONS
AUSTRALIA Point based system. Require 60 points
CANADA Point based system. Require 67 points. PR also possible under PNP schemes.
NEW ZEALAND Point based system. Require 100 points
UK Point based system depending on your category
 
  CAREER FIELDS with JOB OPPORTUNITIES
AUSTRALIA Accounting, Finance, IT, Engineering, Hospitality, Social, Health, Teaching, HR, Construction, Management
CANADA Accounting, Finance, Insurance, Hospitality, Engineering, IT, Networking, Animation, Pharmacy, Hotel Management
NEW ZEALAND Accounting, Finance, Hospitality, Engineering, IT, Health, Social, Construction, Education
UK Production, Mining, Energy, Biological, Biochemists, Physical, Engineering, IT, Business, Architects, Environment, Medical, Social, Musicians, Arts
 
  IELTS REQUIREMENT
AUSTRALIA Not compulsory for SVP. Universities decision admission requirement. Most important for GTE. Compulsory for 573 visa category.
CANADA Compulsory. UG -6 Band and PG – 6.5 with no band less 5.5
NEW ZEALAND Not compulsory but highly recommended
UK Not compulsory but highly recommended

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About Shahina Khan

Shahina Khan has more than 16 years of experience in higher education consultancy. She is recipient of multiple awards and renowned expert for international education, visa and culture. Ms. Khan continually explores new study destinations for Indian & South Asian students, and works on promotional strategies with a number of trusted institutions of higher education in various countries.

163 thoughts on “Comparison of countries for students aspiring higher studies abroad

  1. Please help in selecting best spp college in Canada in terms of on campus residence and job placement for one year hr course

  2. Hello ms.Khan,
    I had done a 3yrs diploma in hotel management & now i am looking for further studies….most probably in canada or new zealand!!
    I am done with ielts & hav secured 6 band ovrall wid no band less than 5.5!!
    I want to know which destination will be the best….on the points of
    1) Post study work permit
    2) Part-time jobs
    3) Immigrition (p.r)
    4) Earning per hours
    ….please revert.!!

  3. I have done my b.tech (mechanical) in 2013 and have 1yr experience as a Quality Engineer in a manufacturing firm. I want to do my masters in automobile engineering, so please suggest me which is better Canada or Australia. Also i want to settle in the country itself after my master.
    looking forward for your response.

  4. I have done diploma in hospitality from australia in may 2013 and after that i come back to india in june without enrol in my further study aus. Now i want to go back aus again i want to confirm can i go back again aus and continue my study? I have visa its going to expire in july 2014.plz reply me thanks

  5. Hi sir I want to know that can I apply for my further study in Canada after completing my diploma in business level 5-6 in new Zealand but I am from india

  6. I have done b.tech(ece) with 73% in 2012 & my m.tech(ece) will be completed in April 2014. I want to study further in Canada in cyber security or networking field. Can I apply for pg diploma’s or Msc courses?

  7. HI AM BHARATH I WORKED AS A SUPERVISOR FOR BAKERY AND BASEKITCHEN WHICH IS A MANUFACTURING AND PACKING UNIT OF( FOOD AND BEVERAGES INDIA PVT LTD). FOR 4 YEARS NOW I WANT TO PERSUE MY DIPLOMA IN HOSPITALITYMANAGEMENT IN NEWZEALAND . SO NOW MY QUERY IS WHAT I SHOULD WANT TO ANSWER TO THE VISA INTERVIEWER IN TELEPHONE ABOUT MY GAP WORK EXPERIENCE IAM EXPEXTING THESE QUESTIONS BEST ANSWERS FROM U TEAM PLZ SUGGEST ME. 1. WHY U CHOOSE HOSPITALITY MANAGEMNT AFTER THIS GAP WORKING IN BASEKITCHEN AND BAKERY AS A SUPERVISOR. 2 . IS THIS WORKEXPERIENCE RELEATES TO YOUR PRESENT CAREER TO PERSUE IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT . 3 . IF THEY ASK ME WHAT IS UR GOAL WHAT I WANT TO ANSWER?. SO PLZ HELP IN ALL OF THESE AT TIME OF MY VISA INTERVIEW

  8. hi sir i done my b.pharma in 2012 and i want to go canada for higher study and suggest me a country for higher study

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