Which career ensures quick foreign postings?
I am a Class 10 student. I want to go for a career that provides quick foreign placements. I score around 90%. I am interested in engineering and information technology (IT). Are there any scholarships for undergraduate studies abroad? Which degrees offered in India are in demand internationally?
-Hardik There are no specific careers or courses of study that can provide quick foreign placements – if there was, that would have the longest queue in the world! On a more serious note, with the recession/slowdown in developed regions such as the United States and Europe, there are limited placements for foreign students.
If you are interested in engineering and are considering a career in the IT sector, you can consider applying for engineering courses in the US, Canada, the UK, Germany or Australia. You may not be able to get scholarships for studying in all these countries, nor guaranteed jobs after that, but you can get an excellent education. In the US, students are provided scholarships, grants, student employment or other forms of financial assistance by many universities and US foundations. Students with high grades in school and college as well as good scores in the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (Toefl) stand a better chance of getting scholarships or some form of funding. Scholarships or financial assistance may be more difficult in other countries, although there are many general scholarship schemes for students with a good academic record.
Canada is also an excellent study destination for engineering and IT, although there are limited scholarships offered by universities there. However, for a country where its research students developed the BlackBerry, the IT industry in Canada is growing rapidly with newer and sophisticated technologies widening the scope for product development.
Germany is another good choice for engineering, more so as most education there is government funded. So, it is possible, depending on the course and institute, that you might not have to pay any fee for study.
It is best to check out all these possibilities through the internet. Each country provides adequate information about its education system, university specialisations and rankings, as well as information regarding scholarships and funding. And finally, let me assure you that even if you decide to study in India, today ours is an interconnected, international world, so you will certainly have many chances to work abroad.