Undergraduate courses – other destinations

Besides popular undergraduate destinations such as USA, Europe, Canada, Australia, and Singapore, there are several other countries such as Hong Kong, Russia, China and Japan that are slowly gaining popularity and offer a wide variety of courses and a culturally diverse milieu sought by students world-wide.

Country

International
Students

Degrees awarded/Duration and credits

Popular 
Courses

Admissions
Requirements

Working while
studying

Estimated costs

Financial Aid/
Scholarships

Visa/Post Study work options

Renowned universities

HONG KONG

5,000 international students

At the University of Hong Kong, the number of Indian undergraduates increased threefold between 2009 and 2010

BA, BBA BE, LLB , BSc

Three to four years duration

Each course is assigned a different number of credit units

One credit equals 40-50 hours of student work

Engineering

Computer science

Education

International studies

A grade in 12th standard exams

12 years of schooling

Might require TOEFL/IELTS, SAT

20 hours of part-time work per week

No limit for summer jobs

Tuition fees 
HK$75,000 to HK$120,000

Living expenses – accommodation ranges between HK$5,000 and HK$20,200 per semester

(1 HK$ = Approximately  8.28 INR)

Scholarships
Grants

Funded scholarships for international students

Student visa or entry permit renewed annually

Full-time undergraduates allowed to stay for 12 months after completing the program

University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

 Chinese University of Hong Kong

RUSSIA

Hosts approximately 5,000 Indian students

 60% rise in the number of Indians studying in Russia in 2012

Bakalavr’s/Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc., BA, MBBS)

Average duration of undergraduate courses is 4 years except in the case of Dentistry and Pharmacy that take 5 years and medicine that takes 6 years

Total credits required -  240 credit units

 

Medicine

Dentistry

Engineering

High school result- sometimes entrance test/interview

12 years of schooling needed as an entry requirement

Legal employment  on the basis of student visa

Tuition fees - 101,552-152,328 Ruble

Living expenses – 149,772- 499,240 Ruble

 

 

 

( 1 Russian Ruble=approximately 1.11 INR)

3000 government-sponsored scholarships for overseas students every year

Student visa to be applied three months before commencing course

Post-education options include: English teacher or jobs in the oil and gas, finance, and construction industries

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Saint-Petersburg State University

Novosibirsk State University

CHINA

Number of Indian students risen 15% 
From 8000 in 2012 to 9200 in 2013

BA
BS
LLB
B.Ed. 
MBBS

Duration of undergraduate courses is mostly 4 years but medicine and dentistry take 5 years

No standard national credit system; generally, a bachelor’s degree includes 180-240 credits

Medicine

International trade
Engineering

Business

Management

18 years or above
High school pass certificate

Government requirement of valid student visa and no criminal record

TOEFL/IELTS for English courses,

Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) level 3 for Mandarin programs

12 years of schooling

International students cannot work while studying

Tuition fees - RMB (Renminbi) 
20,461-RMB 61,383

Living expenses - RMB 1550 - RMB 5146

 

 

 

 

( 1 Chinese RMB= approximately 10.24 INR)

The Huawei Maitree Scholarship provides grants to Indian undergraduates

Admitted students can apply for the X Visa (student) at a local Chinese embassy

Post-education options: employment, internships available with the prospect of being absorbed in the world’s top 500 companies

Peking University

Tsinghua University

Fudan University 

JAPAN

Number of Indian students has grown over the decade from less than 100 per year to around 500 as of August 2014

Expected to increase with the Government deciding to enroll 300,000 foreign students by 2020

BA
BE
LLB 
MBBS

Duration of most undergraduate courses is  4 years except medicine and dentistry that take 6 years

 

Minimum 124 credits for 4-year degrees, medicine and dentistry need at least 188 credits; 1 credit = 45 hours of workload

Engineering

Biology,

Chemistry

Medicine

18 years of age

High/secondary school graduation diploma

SAT or ACT
TOEFL/IELTS for English language programs

Japanese language proficiency test (EJU) for Japanese programs
12 years of schooling

28 hours weekly during term or 8 hours daily during vacation

Part-time work permit required

Tuition fees - Yen 390,000-535,800
At private universities, Yen 550,000- 4,380,550

living expenses: Yen 134,000 per month

 

 

( 1 Japanese Yen= approximately 0.52 INR)

Scholarships Grants sponsored by ministries,

Global 30 Project, JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization)

Student visa should be applied for at least four months before arriving in Japan and allows a one-year stay and one-year extension 
Post-education options: English teacher or jobs in engineering and IT firms

University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, and Osaka University

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