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22 Mar 2016 85.8K 2 mins Share

Going Abroad for Higher Studies after 12th Grade

Are you planning to go abroad after your 12th Grade? The best study options after your 12th Grade, which are available abroad, are featured in this article.

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Traditionally, students from India choose to study their undergraduate programme in India, work for a couple of years, gain experience and then go abroad for a postgraduate degree. This trend has changed in recent years, as easy access to education loans has prompted a rise in the number of students opting to study an undergraduate programme abroad, right after they complete their 12th Grade.Not just full-time undergraduate programmes there are a number of summer school programmes, vocational and technical training courses that can be studied abroad after completing 12th Grade.

Study Options after 12th Grade in the UK:

Oxford, Cambridge and Birmingham are important cities in the UK and each city has a renowned university in it. You will need to complete an International Foundation Year Programme before you can join a full-fledged undergraduate degree of your choice. The Foundation Year Programme focuses on subject-specific learning with additional modules in English and Communication.

Studying after 12th Grade in the USA:

The USA follows a four-year undergraduate study structure in most universities. On completing your 12th Grade, you can join a programme directly if you meet the prescribed entry requirements. Usually an IELTS score ranging from 5.5 to 6.0 is the basic English proficiency score required for admission.

How to Study after 12th Grade in Australia:

Australia offers a unique proposition, Technical and Further Education (TAFE) Institutions offer a variety of vocational and industrial training programmes that range from six months to two years. In fact every year, a number of students from cities like Punjab, Mumbai, Chandigarh and the National Capital Region go to Australia to enrol in a TAFE institution. On completing these programmes they may choose to join a relevant University programme directly in the second year of study. In addition to these TAFE programmes, regular entry to an undergraduate degree at an Australian university is based on the applicant’s English language skills and score in the 12th Grade.

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Higher Study Options after 12th Grade in New Zealand:

New Zealand has eight government-funded universities, a number of private-degree-offering institutions and many polytechnic institutes. If you meet the prescribed entry requirements, you can join an undergraduate degree programme or a technical course. The minimum English proficiency score ranges from 5.5 to 6.0 on the IELTS.

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Studying in Canada after 12th grade

Canada offers a host of benefits and choices for international students. Cities like Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver are popular student cities and they have reasons to be. There are several options for a student to study in Canada after 12th grade; they can choose to study courses like engineering, life sciences and arts and humanities. 

The multi-cultural atmosphere and post-study work opportunities are primary reasons why so many Indian students move on to Canada for a degree. In addition, the country's growing economy is another reason for the easy migration of students because it means a large number of industries can invest in different businesses that again support the growing student employment. 

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Study Options after 12th Grade in Singapore:

The past five years have seen Singapore emerge as the most popular study abroad destination for students from India. Singapore offers an array of undergraduate degree programmes at half the cost of a degree in the USA or the UK. Additionally, the culture and the weather are similar to that of India and travel costs are less expensive. Additionally, a few Singaporean universities offer academic scholarships to meritorious applicants.

Application Process:

You can apply online through the university’s website and also with us, with copies of your academic transcripts. All applications are scrutinised and eligible students will be contacted by the relevant university. Some institutions may hold a small interview or test before confirming your admission offer.

You can speak to us if you need assistance for your admissions and sending over applications to different institutes abroad. 

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