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What is the UG Program?

Pursuing undergraduate studies abroad is a highly popular option among Indian students. Mentioned below are some motivational reasons for pursuing an international UG degree.

  • Acquire both academic and life skills by studying amidst diversity.
  • Experience a diverse choice of subject combination, flexible curriculum, state-of-the-art infrastructure and world-class faculties.
  • Gain access to the extensive, international and nurturing peer group.
  • Significant internships and relevant research experience enables students with an international degree stand a better chance to demand higher salaries post college.
  • The liberal US college system supports alternate educational choices such as excellence in Olympiads over regular schooling.
  • Chances of moving permanently to the study abroad destination (PR).
  • Higher cut off in Indian colleges, limits chances in premier local institutions (IHRD report, 2015- 13mn high school graduates in India per year-a no. that impacts the demand supply equation negatively).
  • Academic freedom of not choosing a major until the end of 2nd year and broadened horizons as a result.
  • Development of practical skills such as communication and problem-solving as well as application of these.


Popular/Trending Undergraduate Courses

  • Architecture
  • Business and Management
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • International Relations
  • Sciences
  • Social Sciences

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Best Study Destinations for Pursuing Under Graduation

  • USA
  • Canada
  • UK
  • Singapore
  • Australia
  • New Zealand


Eligibility Criteria of Undergraduate Courses Abroad/UG Admissions Criteria

Overall Profile

In order to apply for a UG program abroad, a well-rounded profile is required to stand out in the competitive pool through a unique and diverse identity. An applicant’s profile must be built around the following:

  • Program specific activities and contributions
  • Human strengths (empathy, inclusion, gratitude, tolerance, compassion)
  • Honors and distinctions (academic activities, national/international Olympiads)
  • Extra-curricular activities (demonstrating intellectual depth, out-of-the-box thinking, leadership and performance rather than mere participation)


Academic Requirements for Study Abroad for Indian students after 12th

  • Consistent academic scores from Grade 9 to 11, 12th mid-year and predicted grade. Some of the applications/acceptances are done on the basis of the 10th score and 12th predicted grades.
  • Usually 12 years of education are required to apply to undergraduate programs. However, Germany requires 13 years of education – i.e. clearing the 12th grade plus meeting one of the following requirements:

1. Clear JEE Advanced


2. One year of bachelor degree education from a recognised educational institute in India


3. Clear the Feststellungsprüfung to study the preparatory course in Germany before moving to the university.


Standardised Test Score Requirements

  • Most universities in the US require the Digital SAT/ACT scores. Some top schools would additionally need Subject Digital SAT scores for Admission
  • English language assessment is required by almost all foreign Institutions. So IELTS or TOEFL or PTE scores are submitted by students as per the university requirements
  • Students can also take AP tests based on their interests to add value to their academic profile


Personal Narrative Documents (essays, SOPs, LORs, Resume)

  • The essays/personal statements form the most integral component of the UG application
  • The anecdotal approach should be used to create winning and compelling essays
  • To effectively answer every essay question, the Question behind the Question’ strategy must be adopted which has demonstrated success in admit in top 50 universities
  • The SMEA methodology (Story, Maturity, Evidence, Articulateness and Skills) must be used as the essay writing approach


Career Options

Most undergraduate students plan to gather some work experience in their chosen field before moving on for their Masters. Bachelor’s students usually take up entry-level positions in their field of studies such as Engineering, Computer Science and Business.

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How to do UG abroad?

There are plenty of options to pursue your undergraduate bachelor’s degree abroad. A strong academic record is your stepping stone. Besides that, you will have to choose the course you want to study, pick a country –USA, Canada, UK, Germany, etc. Understand and prepare for admission requirements such as SAT/IELTS exams. Look for an expert admission consultant who can help you with test prep & guide you with targeting the best universities abroad and support you with your application and visa process.

What is the eligibility criteria to pursue UG abroad?

A good GPA score, where the scale ranges from 1 to 4. Higher the GPA, better the chances of acceptance in a reputed university. Strong academic background with a high and consistent academic performance in 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th standards is preferred. German universities would require students with 13th-year education (one year after 12th grade). Most universities in the US require SAT scores. For Indian students English language assessment is required by almost all international universities – IELTS/TOEFL/PTE tests are taken by students.

What are the documents required for an UG abroad?

As an international student, you will have to provide supporting documents along with your university application for UG courses abroad. The requirements will vary depending on the country and university. In general for undergraduate study abroad programs the following documents are required:

  • Certificate and transcript of academic records
  • Passport photos for identification
  • A statement of purpose
  • CV/resume
  • Academic references/letters of recommendation
  • Proof of English-language proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS certificate, for schools in English-speaking countries), or other language tests as applicable
  • Standardised test results

What are the tips for students planning to do UG abroad?

Applying for UG study abroad programs calls for planning ahead. To make your admission process smoother start with researching the programs of your choice, university rankings, qualification requirements, and application deadlines. Take a practice test to assess yourself. Based on the information, look for expert guidance through an admission consultant in your local area who can help you with your SAT/IELTS test prep, admission and visa process. They can also help you find the right scholarship programs and other financial aids options for study abroad programs.

What are the top most affordable places to study UG abroad?

The affordability of study UG abroad programs depends on the country, city and university you choose to study at. While picking up a destination for UG abroad apart from tuition fees and living costs, one should also consider job opportunities after graduation. Some international destinations that are considered cheaper compared to others are Germany, France, Spain, Norway, Poland, Denmark, Belgium, Finland, Austria, Czech Republic, Russia, Estonia, Mexico, Latvia, Lithuania, Taiwan and Malaysia.

What are the best countries to study UG abroad?

If you have decided to pursue your UG abroad then there are plenty of international destinations that help you achieve your dream. Studying overseas will add immensely to your experience, skills and knowledge. While choosing a country look for the quality of education, visa policies, living expenses and post-study job opportunities. Following are the best international countries for undergraduate study abroad programs:

  • USA
  • Canada
  • UK
  • Australia
  • Germany
  • Singapore
  • New Zealand

What are the best universities for UG abroad?

The Ivy League colleges in the USA are considered to be the best universities for undergraduate study abroad programs. They are Harvard University, Princeton University, Yale University, Brown University, Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth University, and Columbia University. Apart from Ivy league colleges, countries like Canada, UK, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore offer world-class education through universities such as Oxford (UK), McGill (Canada), Ludwig Maximilian (Germany), UNSW Sydney, University of Auckland (NZ) and the National University of Singapore.

What is the cost of study UG abroad?

Apart from the tuition fee, living cost needs to be included while calculating your finances for studying abroad. Travel, insurance, accommodation and food are some basics you need to account for along with some miscellaneous expenses. The cost will vary depending on the country and university you apply to.

Country Tuition Fees  Cost of Living 
USA US $20,000 – $40,000 US $10,000 – $15,000
Canada C $15,000 – $20,000 C $15,000 – $20,000
UK £10,000 – £21,000 £9,000 – £12,000
Australia AU $15,000 – $35,000 AU $18,000 – $20,000
New Zealand NZ $20,000 – $25,000 NZ $12,000 – $15,000

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