Expats often send their children to other countries to complete their tertiary education. International bank accounts make transferring tuition funds simple and, in many cases, another country may offer far superior tertiary tuition than the one the family is currently residing in. Now that we are in the second half of the year, many students are starting to plan what they want to study and where they’re going to do it. To help you on your way, here are five countries that are very popular with expat students and offer a great education:
5 Countries popular amongst expat students
Australia has a lot more to offer than just sun, sea and a laidback lifestyle. Its public and private universities are world-renowned and because the Australian education system is based on the UK model, it means the qualifications students obtain are recognised in the UK and in many other parts of the world.
Australian degrees are more flexible than many South African and British degrees and give students an opportunity to explore and combine a wider range of subjects. To be eligible to study at an Australian university a prospective student must have completed their A-levels or their international baccalaureate. The study year starts in February and a foreign student needs a Student Visa (subclass 500).
Canada is a popular country with expats and has a lot to offer students who are attracted to their state-of-the-art institutions and the safe, friendly and the welcoming environment Canada is renowned for. Students who have studied in Canada will find it a lot easier to find work in Canada – which is another big attraction.
Like Australia, Canada has a very flexible academic system and tertiary students often choose to first study a broad-based degree before they specialise.
- Hong Kong
Hong Kong is renowned for the strength of its universities and the wonderful scholarships it offers students. As most degrees are taught in English, language is not a problem – and a degree obtained in Hong Kong sets a student up for a career in the global marketplace. The living environment in Hong Kong is safe and the strong work ethic in the country ensures that students take their tertiary education seriously.
- South Korea
Seoul in South Korea is a city that is famous for its nightlife, arts, culture and diverse activities and opportunities. It combines great education with a thriving, vibrant culture and it’s the one city in the 2016 QS World University rankings that had the strongest overall score in the ‘staying after graduation’ category. Seoul also claims the third-highest score in the University Rankings category (beaten only by London and Paris)
Germany has been growing steadily in popularity as a ‘study abroad’ destination and Berlin, its capital city, offers a wonderful culture and an amazing financial market – making it the perfect destination for art and finance students
Top 10 student cities based on the 2016 QS World University Rankings
- Paris, France
- Melbourne, Australia
- Tokyo, Japan
- Sydney, Australia
- London, UK
- Montreal, Canada
- Hong Kong
- Berlin, Germany
- Seoul in South Korea
If you’re thinking of moving abroad and need any advice about your financial emigration, contact us today and we’ll help you on the path to financial freedom in your new home.
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