Higher Study in Asia

1. Introduction

Thinking of studying abroad this year but not sure where you’d like to go? Why not give Asia and the South Pacific a chance? Asia, the world’s largest continent, offers more bang for your buck with tons of study abroad programs in over 50 countries. The best places to study abroad in Asia are China, Japan, and South Korea in the Far East, Thailand, and the Philippines in Southeast Asia. If you are looking for a study location that is both exciting and challenging, one of the many universities in Asia would be a wonderful choice to make. As you may know, the countries of Asia are diverse in their many cultures, and time spent experiencing Eastern society would change your life forever. Many students are finding that choosing to study abroad in Asia is a great way to begin their career, as so many companies are expanding into the continent. Studying in Asia can help to build important life skills and develop your knowledge of other cultures. As well as the lessons you will gain from your courses, you will also find yourself learning about the Asian way of life and perhaps opening your mind to the world around us.

2. Why Asia

These are the reason to study in Asian Countries

  • 1. Affordability : Let’s face it, when it comes to studying abroad, one of the first things that you’ll think about is money. In Asia, expenses are a whole lot cheaper, which means that you can get more bang for your buck. When compared to study costs in the US or UK, you would probably be able to study for a full degree course in Asia for the price of a year in the US or UK and still have some leftovers for accommodation! This means that you’ll have more money to spend on entertainment purposes. For those of you who have a smaller budget to work with for your study abroad trip, then studying in Asia is a great option. You get the full international student experience without breaking the bank.
  • 2. Learn a new language : What better place to pick up a language than from where it originated? Always wanted to learn Mandarin? Head over to China and get a world-class education while you’re at it! Asia is up-and-coming, with many universities scoring well in the international rankings in areas of research, science, and technology, engineering, medicine, arts, and social sciences, you name it. China’s Tsinghua University comes in 24th globally in the QS World University Rankings 2016, too.
  • 3. Great way to launch your career : Being a graduate who pursued your degree abroad will already give you an edge over your competitors. However, having mastered a foreign language and shown you can adapt to a completely different environment, sets you apart from other graduates who opted to study in Europe, where English is spoken in most countries. Furthermore, with so many companies setting up branches in Asia, there are plenty of opportunities for you to gain industry experience! Many companies such as Facebook, Airbnb, Apple, Adidas, Coca-Cola, Glaxo Smith Kline, Bayer, Roche, and countless others from all over the world. You can work in virtually any company with your Asian study abroad experience.
  • 4. Culture : Asian culture is unique and very different from its Western counterparts. The Asian people value punctuality, courtesy, and respect, and place a strong emphasis on a good education. Furthermore, in places such as Singapore and Malaysia, where there is a very multicultural society, everyone co-exists in harmony and there is mutual respect for each other’s unique beliefs, traditions, and customs.
  • 5. Top-tier institutions : The literacy rate in Asia has gone up exponentially in the last decade and in global exams, Asian students are consistently scoring a lot better than those in the West. The reason behind this is the robust education system in places like Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, and Malaysia. These countries are also home to top-performing universities and their degrees are recognized almost everywhere around the world. Lecturers are constantly revising their curriculum and keeping abreast of the latest developments within the industry. Students are encouraged to do their research on a topic beforehand and come to the lesson prepared to ask the lecturer questions that they come across. Seoul National University comes in 46th in the world reputation rankings by Times Higher Education this year, scoring well in research and teaching methods. Meanwhile, the National University of Singapore is rated the 11th most innovative university in Asia by Reuters. The University of Tokyo in Japan is ranked 34th in the world by the QS university rankings and has been rated as the 7th best student city by QS.
  • 6. Fantastic Grub : Of course, we can’t forget about the food! Studying in Asia will grant you unrestricted access to glorious gastronomic delights that are guaranteed to leave you wanting more. Asia’s climate differs from those of the other continents, which means food is made out of different ingredients and mixed in combinations unheard of in the western world. Try out real sushi in Japan, Haemul tang (seafood hotpot) in Korea, char siew chicken in China, and if you really want to sample all of these in just one country? Hop over to Singapore or Malaysia, and you’ll find gourmet fusion food created by locals and you won’t ever run out of new food to delight your taste buds!
  • 7. Get out of your comfort zone : Heading to a country where English is not the common language forces you to grow as a person. You can find out how truly independent you are, stepping out of your comfort zone and in turn gaining an understanding of your preferences and who you really are. You’ll probably discover a whole new side to your personality.
  • 8. Explore the rest of the world : Being in Asia allows you to easily explore the rest of the countries on the continent, as each country is either a flight or bus/train ride away. You’ll also get to see architecture found only in this particular part of the world, visit ancient temples in Japan, and grand palaces in Korea, check out the Great Wall of China and even go kayaking in the crystal blue seas of Thailand. As most Asian countries have undergone a period of colonization, you can see trace influences of those who once ruled over these nations in their architecture, cultures, and even foods.
  • 9. Mild weather : Finally, Asia’s climate is very mild, there aren’t any drastic changes in temperature between the day and night. Southeast Asian countries have a tropical climate while East Asian countries such as Japan, Korea, and China have four seasons. Even with the four seasons, the winters aren’t as harsh when compared to parts of Europe.

3. Top Countries in Asia

1. South Korea,  2. Japan,  3. China,  4. India,  5. Russia,  6. Malaysia,  7. Taiwan,  8. Indonesia,  9. Singapore,  10. Hong Kong

**There are more than 150+ universities with incredible infrastructure in USA. So you have a chance to get admission to any university according to your subjects, marks, and which course you want to study.

4. Top Universities

  • 1. National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • 2. Tsinghua University, China
  • 3. Peking University, China
  • 4. University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • 5. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong & Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • 6. Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • 7. University of Tokyo, Japan
  • 8. Seoul National University, South Korea
  • 9. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea
  • 10. Kyoto University, Japan

**These are the top 10 universities for international students but you can take admitted to any university in any country in Asia.

5. Top Courses

1. Engineering ,  2. Health and Medicine ,  3. Business and Management ,  4. Applied and Pure Sciences ,  5. Nursing ,  6. Agricultural Science & Forestry ,  7. Physiotherapy ,  8. Media & Journalism. ,  9. Food Science and Technology ,  10. Sports Science

**These are the top 10 courses for international students but you can take admission for any course in any country in Asia.

6. Basic Criteria to Apply

  • 1. Passport
  • 2. Passport-size photographs
  • 3. Unconditional letter of acceptance
  • 4. Fees receipt ( Recommended )
  • 5. Scholarship letter ( If applicable )
  • 6. Any relevant correspondence with the institution
  • 7. Financial documents
  • 8. Academic documents
  • 9. English or French language proficiency test scores ( minimum 65% or above )
  • 10. Work experience certificates ( If applicable )
  • 11. Medical report ( If already undertaken )
  • 12. High Qualification Marksheets ( Transcript if required )

7. Intakes for Admission Purposes

  • 1. July - August
  • 2. September - November
  • 3. January ( Few institutions with limited courses )

8. Expenses

  • 1. Living Costs
  • a. 5,000 $ - 15,000 $ per annum
  • 2. Tuition Fees
  • a. 5,000 $ - 10,000 $ per annum ( Graduastion )
  • b. 10,000 $ - 25,000 $ per annum ( Universities )
  • 3. Total Expenses
  • a. 10,000 $ - 40,000 $ per annum

9. Process

  • 1. Choose one university which can fulfill your all criteria ( Preferable course, marks, and fees )
  • 2. Write IELTS / PTE / TOEFL examination
  • 3. Write entrance examination ( If required )
  • 4. Submit application
  • 5. After completing the selection process apply for a student VISA.

10. VISA Processing

Processing time for the visa is about 1-2 weeks. To get a student visa, you will have to prove that you have enough finances to pay for living expenses, education costs, and travel for your course.

11. Conclusion

Asia is the biggest continent so opportunities are also huge, great job opportunities, a booming economy, incredible infrastructure, and picturesque landscapes, there is no shortage of reasons why students intending to study in the Asian Continent and workers looking to make a living there. It’s no wonder then, that the number of university applicants wishing to study in Asia continent has been the highest so far.