Opportunities to Study Abroad after Class 12th: Courses, Eligibility and Scope

By Subhashri Roy Updated On - Nov 02, 2021 10:49 AM

Studying abroad is one of the bright options after class 12. It opens up myriad opportunities in the international market and provides better exposure. Here are the some of the subjects that you can pursue from universities abroad.

With a limited number of seats in top Indian institutes such as IITs and NITs, students often find it difficult to grab opportunities after completing class 12 that are up to the mark. Well, sometimes, we do not even consider applying to colleges abroad, probably because we are not even aware of how good an option it is. If you are looking for world-class education and an incomparable learning experience, the right foreign university after Class 12th is just where you need to be.

While India is still exploring ways to offer greater flexibility to students, universities abroad like in the US, already provide students with phenomenal mobility and flexibility through their credit system. Students can move from one program to another by simply transferring their credit. This flexibility further helps students understand their key strengths and build a career in the field of their choice.

To help you understand the value of courses offered by overseas universities, we have compiled field-wise subject and course list that are popular amongst international students and can offer you a promising career.

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Here are some courses that you can pursue from universities abroad after completing class 12 in India:

Popular Fields Popular Subjects Eligibility Advantage over Indian Curriculum Salary Scope Popular Destination
Engineering & Technology

Computer Science & Information Systems

Civil & Structural Engineering

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering

Mineral & Mining Engineering

10+2 with Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry as compulsory subjects

Scores of SAT or ACT and TOEFL/IELTS

Engineering aspirants can develop their technical abilities with the help of practical sessions conducted at advanced labs.

In the case of streams like aeronautical engineering, there are better and high paying jobs overseas.

$49,973 to $119,794 per annum







South Korea

Hong Kong


Life Sciences & Medical




Pharmacy & Pharmacology

Veterinary Science

Agriculture & Forestry

Biological Sciences

Anatomy & Physiology


Candidates must also have completed the pre-medical course of a minimum 16-month duration.

It is mandatory to qualify NEET-UG.

Medical science is highly advanced in countries like Ukraine and Russia. Therefore you will follow the most advanced curriculum while paying lower fees compared to private medical universities in India.

Medicine courses abroad will also help you discover medical science from a research point of view.

Another advantage is learning alongside global experts and advanced equipment.

$45,424 to $292,863 per annum (depending on qualification and experience)









Natural Sciences




Earth & Marine Sciences

Materials Science

Environmental Sciences

Physics & Astronomy

10+2 with Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry subjects.

Scores of SAT or ACT and TOEFL/IELTS.

For research aspirants who wish to pursue a PhD in the field of science, pursuing these courses from abroad universities is the best option as they will get better research infrastructure there. $45,412 to $119,848 per annum










Social Science & Management

Business & Management Studies

Education & Training

Communication & Media Studies

Accounting & Finance


Scores of SAT and TOEFL/IELTS.

Any two subject test scores may also be required for US-based universities.

Management aspirants and social enthusiasts will get a global perspective while pursuing these courses as they will follow a diverse curriculum. $43,631 to $90,790 per annum





Hong Kong


Arts & Humanities


English Language & Literature


Performing Arts


Art & Design

Scores of SAT and TOEFL/IELTS.

Any two subject test scores may also be required for US-based universities.

Students will get greater exposure and opportunities to study alongside students from across the world. $38,660 to $66,580 per annum






Hong Kong


Also Read: 7 Tips to Choose the Best Universities to Study Bachelor's Degree Abroad

List of Popular Universities to Study Abroad

Although there are various colleges to study abroad, here is the list of some of the foreign colleges to pursue bachelor's degree programme after Class 12th: 

Name of University Country Courses Offered Approx. Tuition Fee Per Year
University of Oxford UK List of Courses on Offer INR 25,00,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA List of Courses on Offer INR 37,00,000
Stanford University USA List of Courses on Offer INR 35,00,000
Harvard University USA List of Courses on Offer INR 35,00,000
Imperial College London UK List of Courses on Offer INR 25,00,000
Cornell University USA List of Courses on Offer INR 40,00,000
University of Pennsylvania USA List of Courses on Offer INR 33,00,000
University of Toronto Canada List of Courses on Offer INR 24,00,000
McGill University Canada List of Courses on Offer INR 10,00,000
The Australian National University Australia List of Courses on Offer INR 22,00,000
The University of Melbourne Australia List of Courses on Offer INR 20,00,000
Trinity College Dublin Ireland - INR 18,00,000
Technical University of Munich Germany - INR 29,000 to 90,000
Lomonosov Moscow State University Russia List of Courses on Offer INR 5,00,000

Admission Process to Study Abroad

Admission to foreign universities is done on the basis of scores obtained on standardised tests such as the SAT or ACT and English Language Tests like IELTS and TOEFL. However, this would depend on the country where one is hoping to apply for Bachelors. The student must make sure to go through the eligibility and entrance criteria of the respective university before applying. Sometimes, students might have to sit an interview and not appear for any of the applicable tests. 

It is also to be noted that many US colleges and universities have dropped the requirement of SAT/ACT scores and become test-optional, -flexible or -blind. 

Another important thing to keep in mind is the terms and conditions of the country pertaining to the visa for which the student is applying. It is good to choose colleges that offer scholarships as there are various countries that do not allow international students to take up jobs after completing undergraduate programmes.

Also Read: Top 6 Bachelor's Degree Programs for Indian Students to Study Abroad

Want to Make Your College Application Stand Out?

You can also reach out to us at abroad@collegedekho.com in case you have further queries about studying abroad after 12th. Our academic experts have helped thousands of study abroad aspirants get accepted to top colleges of their choice with scholarships. From finding the right fit for you to providing loan and visa assistance to expedite the application process, we can guide you throughout. 

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