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Study Master of Science Abroad

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Study Master of Science Abroad

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Study Master of Science Abroad

When you decide to pursue higher education, it is important to study at the best university. The number of students choosing to study Master’s abroad has increased considerably, owing to the better career prospects and learning opportunities that are available. This trend is more common among Indian students, most of whom choose to study Master of Science (MS) abroad. 

There are several factors to be considered if you have to study abroad. The cost of studying and living abroad, the best country and university to study at, career opportunities, visa procedure, scholarship options, and much more. If these are the factors you need clarity on, you are at the right place, as this blog is a complete guide on how to study a Master of Science abroad. 

The USA, the UKAustraliaCanadaIrelandNew ZealandGermany and Dubai are some of the top destinations chosen by international students, especially Indians, to study abroad. The cost of studying, living expenses, eligibility, admission process etc., can vary greatly, and it is essential that you have a complete understanding. You can read the blog completely and learn everything you need to know.
 

Why Study Master of Science Abroad?

Studying abroad is highly rewarding in several ways. Now that you have given pursuing your MS abroad a thought, we have compiled a list of reasons that prove why you have made the right decision. 
  • The opportunity to study at top-ranked universities that are well-respected worldwide is open.
  • You can improve your communication skills and widen your networks.
  • A certificate from a university abroad will boost your chances of getting noticed in the job market.
  • You will become more independent and self-sufficient.
  • The style of teaching followed abroad will be different, and you will be able to learn new things.
  • You can explore a new country, try different cuisines, and enjoy a different culture.
  • The chances of having a better standard of living are higher.
  • Universities abroad will have better infrastructure and facilities, including public libraries, laboratories etc., which is highly beneficial for an MS program.
 

Study Master of Science in the UK

Master of Science (MS) is a popular course pursued by international students in the UK. You can expect an average annual tuition fee ranging from INR 25,00,000 to INR 36,00,000. We have provided a table below that contains the popular courses offered by top universities and their average tuition fees.

Name of University

Course 

QS Ranking 2023

Duration 

Average Annual Tuition Fees (in INR)

University of Oxford

MS in Advanced Computer Science

4

1 year

INR 30,38,000

University of Cambridge

MS in Physics

2

9 months

INR 30,72,000

Imperial College London

MS in Finance

6

1 year

INR 35,75,000

University College London

MS in Data Science

8

1 year

INR 35,15,000

University of Edinburgh

MS in Business Analytics

15

1 year

INR 27,54,000

King’s College London

MS in Cyber Security

37

1 year

INR 31,36,000

London School of Economics and Political Science

MS in International Health Policy

56

1 year

INR 36,30,000

University of Manchester

MS in Marketing

28

1 year

INR 26,00,000

University of Bristol

MS in Management

61

1 year

INR 37,16,000

University of Glasgow

MS in Computing Science

81

1 year

INR 25,80,000

 

Study Master of Science in the USA

The USA is an oft-chosen country by international students, especially Indians. Additionally, most students shift to the country to pursue their Master’s. You can expect an average annual  tuition fee from INR 14,00,000 to INR 67,00,000. It will be helpful for you to get a detailed list of the top courses and universities in the country. We have given a table below that contains these details.

Name of University

Course 

QS Ranking 2024

Duration 

Average Annual Tuition Fees (in INR)

Harvard University

MS in Data Science

5

2 years

INR 49,95,000

Stanford University

MS in Computer Science

3

2 years

INR 34,95,000

MIT

MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

1

2 years

INR 66,77,000

California Institute of Technology

MS in Mathematics

6

2 years

INR 48,60,000

Princeton University

MS in Chemistry

16

2 years

INR 50,80,000

University of California

MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering

27

2 years

INR 14,26,000

Yale University

MS in Statistics and Data Science

18

2 years

INR 39,93,000

Columbia University

MS in Financial Economics

22

1 year

INR 46,60,000

University of Chicago

MS in Analytics

10

15 months

INR 46,32,000

University of Pennsylvania

MS in Robotics

13

2 years

INR 30,20,000

 

Study Master of Science in Canada

Canada has gained immense popularity amongst international students, owing to the lower cost of education. The cost of living and studying in Canada is less compared to countries like the USA, the UK and Australia. The average annual tuition fee for an MS program in Canada ranges from INR 5,00,000 to INR 42,00,000. The table below will help you understand better.

Name of University

Course 

QS Ranking 2023

Duration 

Average Annual Tuition Fees (in INR)

University of Toronto

MS in Applied Computing - Data Science

34

16 months

INR 41,47,000

University of British Columbia

MS in Computer Science

47

2 years

INR 5,31,000

McGill University

MS in Data Science

31

2 years

INR 18,42,000

McMaster University

MS in Biochemistry

152

2 years

INR 5,39,000

University of Montreal

MS in Finance

116

2 years

INR 13,10,000

University of Alberta

MS in Computing Science

110

2 years

INR 7,26,000

University of Ottawa

MS in Health Administration

237

2 years

INR 5,14,000

University of Calgary

MS in Clinical Psychology

242

2 years

INR 9,10,000

University of Waterloo

MS in Quantitative Finance

154

2 years

INR 13,28,000

Western University

MS in Management

172

2 years

INR 34,98,000

 

Study Master of Science in Australia

Australia is yet another top destination chosen by international students studying abroad. You can expect an average annual tuition fee ranging from INR 15,00,000 to INR 40,00,000. The table below gives you more details on the top courses, duration, tuition fees etc.

Name of University

Course 

QS Ranking 2023

Duration 

Average Annual Tuition Fees (in INR)

University of Melbourne

MS in Computer Science

33

2 years

INR 21,53,761

University of Sydney

MS in Data Science

41

2 years

INR 27,83,500

Monash University

MS in Information Technology

57

2 years

INR 25,99,789

Australian National University

MS in Computer Networks

30

2 years

INR 27,46,201

University of New South Wales

MS in Finance

45

2 years

INR 39,29,000

Deakin University

MS in Nursing

266

2 years

INR 33,68,000

University of Adelaide

MS in Business Analytics

109

1 year

INR 27,60,000

University of Western Australia

MS in Biological Science

90

2 years

INR 24,30,000

University of Technology Sydney

MS in Midwifery

137

2 years

INR 15,80,000

University of Wollongong

MS in Health Informatics

185

2 years

INR 19,10,000

Study Master of Science in Ireland, New Zealand and Germany

Ireland, New Zealand and Germany are a few other top countries chosen by international students who plan to study Master of Science abroad. The eligibility criteria, tuition fees etc., can vary greatly depending on the university and country you choose. We have tabulated the popular courses and universities for your reference.

Name of University

Country 

Course 

QS Ranking 2024

Duration 

Average Annual Tuition Fees (in INR)

Technical University Munich

Germany 

MS in Software Engineering

49

2 years

INR 24,300

Heidelberg University

Germany 

MS in Economics

65

2 years

INR 33,700

Trinity College Dublin

Ireland 

MS in Management

98

1 year

INR 18,07,000

University College Dublin

Ireland 

MS in Computer Science

181

1 year

INR 19,00,000

University of Auckland

New Zealand

MS in Data Science

87

2 years

INR 26,36,000

University of Otago

New Zealand

MS in Cognitive Science

217

1 year

INR 23,38,000

 

Eligibility Requirements to Study Master of Science Abroad

The eligibility criteria asked for admission by universities abroad can vary greatly, and it is not easy to provide a definitive list of requirements. However, there are a few common criteria that most universities ask for. We have given below those criteria. It is better to consult the official website of the university to get updated information.

  1. At least 60% in Bachelor’s
  2. 2-3 years of experience, if required
  3. A good English proficiency test score
  4. Letters Of Recommendation (LORs)
  5. Statement Of Purpose (SOP)
  6. CV/Resume
  7. Passport
  8. Proof of funds in your home country
 

Scholarships to Study Master of Science Abroad

There are several scholarships available to international students who pursue a Master of Science abroad. There are scholarships funded by the Indian government and Indian private institutions. They have varying eligibility criteria and award values. We have tabulated a few popular scholarships, their eligibility, and award values below.

Name of Scholarship

Eligibility 

Average Amount (in INR)

Chevening Scholarship

All students who will return to their home country within 2 years of course completion in the UK are eligible

Tuition and travel expenses cover

Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program

Master’s students at the University of Toronto in Canada are eligible

INR 2,99,600

Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program

All Master’s students in the USA are eligible

INR 30,00,000

Australia Awards

All students studying in Australia are eligible

Full tuition and living expenses cover

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship

All Master’s students studying in the UK are eligible

Full tuition fee cover

Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowships

This is a merit-based scholarship

Full tuition fee, living, travel, and health expenses coverage

New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships

All students from commonwealth countries, studying in New Zealand are eligible

Full tuition and living expenses cover

 
 

Career After Master of Science Abroad

The career opportunities after completing your MS abroad are wide, and you will surely find yourself employed in a good position soon after completing your course. The salary can vary greatly depending on the country and job role. However, you can expect an average salary ranging from INR 40,00,000 to INR 60,00,000. The table below will help you understand better.

Stream 

Average Annual Salary (in INR)

Business and Management

INR 57,00,000 - INR 59,00,000

Computer Science

INR 57,00,000 - INR 59,00,000

Communication and Media

INR 40,00,000 - INR 45,00,000

Maths and Science

INR 54,00,000 - INR 57,00,000

Social Science

INR 40,00,000 - INR 43,00,000

We hope that you have obtained all information related to pursuing an MS abroad. If you need any further clarifications, you can contact AECC’s counsellors, who will provide first-hand information on everything you need to know. You can also read our blogs to learn in detail about studying in the USA, the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Dubai and Germany.
Still worrying about the application process? Contact AECC today. We help our students at every step, right from university application to visa guidance. Get FREE study abroad counselling for your dream university!

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