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Did you know that approximately 1.3 million Indian students were overseas to study abroad in 2022? That’s a pretty impressive number – and it’s set to keep growing.

What entices so many young Indians to pursue an education away from home?

Top-notch academic standards and global career advantages are a couple of the reasons. But choosing to study abroad is certainly not an easy or simple decision. To help you figure out whether it’s the right option for you, our Gradstar Global experts lay out the top reasons our students head overseas.

Global Recognition in Academic Excellence

38 of Australia’s 41 universities are among the global best according to QS World University Rankings 2024. The USA boosts the largest number of world-ranking universities, clocking in of 198 universities. This includes CIV #1 university, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Not to be left behind, the UK checks in of the #2 and #3 spots with the University of Cambridge and University of Oxford respectively. As of 2024, the UK sees 90 universities in the QS World Rankings. Meanwhile, Canada is climbing up these global ranks yearly, placing 31 universities in the same list


These numbers are a good indicator of the quality of education these countries promise. Some of the metrics that determine them include:

  1. • Academic reputation
  2. • Employer reputation
  3. • Employment Outcomes
  4. • International Student Ratio
  5. • Citations Per Faculty
  6. • and more ...

Experience-Based, Industry-Focused Learning

Interested in a degree in forensic psychology? How about a prime business analytics program or a BSc in Agriculture? Looking at study abroad destinations can hugely diversify your options. While these programs may be available at home, a degree abroad gives you unparalleled opportunities to build a career out of them.

You can discover a degree to study anything from linguistics to filmmaking to neuroscience to biomedicine abroad. And with the right program at the right university, these degrees can accelerate your career opportunities in a field you are passionate about. You will access cutting-edge resources and facilities and learn under the leading experts in your field.

Alongside the exciting variety of programs abroad is their heavy industry focus. Faculties develop the study abroad programs available by looking at industry demands. This means you are not only developing in-demand knowledge and skills, but you’re graduating job-ready in the biggest economic and business epicenters of the world.