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

By Subhashri Roy Updated On - Feb 24, 2021 06:32 PM

Studying abroad is one of the bright options after class 12. It opens up opportunities in the international market and provides better exposure. Following 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 feel short of opportunities for graduation after completing class 12. If you are looking for world-class education, you must consider abroad universities for higher Education after Class 12th.

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

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

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 subjects.
  • Scores of SAT or ACT and TOEFL/IELTS.
  • Some universities also require the score of either of the two subject test.

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
Life Sciences & Medical
  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • Veterinary Science
  • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Candidates must also have completed the pre-medical course of a minimum 16-month duration.
  • Aspirants must have completed first two years of MBBS from India.
  • It is important to qualify ECFMG’s entrance exam.
  • Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) or UKCAT scores.

Medical science is highly advanced in countries like USA, UK, Australia and Canada. Therefore you will follow the most advanced curriculum.

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)
  • USA
  • UK
  • Sweden
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • Russia
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • Hong Kong
Natural Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • Earth & Marine Sciences
  • Materials Science
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • 10+2 with Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry subjects.
  • Scores of SAT or ACT and TOEFL/IELTS.
  • Score of either of the two subject test for US-based universities.
For research aspirants who wish to pursue a Ph.D. 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
  • Switzerland
  • USA
  • UK
  • Singapore
  • Canada
  • Japan
  • China
  • France
  • Australia
Social Science & Management
  • Business & Management Studies
  • Education & Training
  • Communication & Media Studies
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Sociology
  • 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
  • USA
  • France
  • UK
  • Singapore
  • Hong Kong
  • Australia
Arts & Humanities
  • Architecture
  • English Language & Literature
  • History
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy
  • 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
  • UK
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Singapore
  • Australia
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland

Also Read: Top Universities in the World to Study Computer Science & Information Systems

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 bachelors degree programme after Class 12th:






University of Central Florida

Dublin City University

Glasgow Caledonian University

University of Toronto

Arden University 

Auburn University Dublin Institute of Technology Birbeck University of London McGill University Kingston University
American University IT Sligo Liverpool John Moores University University of Alberta Berlin School of Business and Innovation
Florida International University Maynooth University Newcastle University Mcmaster University University of Applied Sciences, Europe
Hosftra University Trinity College Dublin  University of Lincoln University of British Columbia Free University of Berlin

Study Abroad Admission Process 

Admission in aboard universities is done on the basis of entrance exam and English Language Tests like IELTS and TOEFL. The entrance exam basis which admission is done to universities abroad may vary from country to country. The student must make sure to go through the eligibility and entrance criteria of the respective university before applying.

Another important thing to keep in mind is the visa terms and conditions of the country 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: Best Universities in the USA to Pursue STEM Courses

Reach out to us at abroad@collegedekho.com or 785 9990 990 in case you have further queries about studying abroad after 12th. 

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