The changing trend of Indian job market, i.e. appreciating a degree from any of the top international universities has led to a rise in the number of students enrolling far away from home to attain their Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. Quality higher education, better facilities and more focus on research are some of the most lucrative factors which attracts one to opt for studying abroad despite the hefty sum fee amount. Most of the banks offer education loans like Indian bank education loan to solve this problem of the aspirants.

But, the university to opt for is one vital aspect which leaves the aspirants muddled. Therefore, to help you in same and provide a fair idea, we have prepared a list of the top 10 universities from across the world you must consider while planning to study abroad.

Harvard University, USA

USA is perhaps, one of the most sought-after study abroad destinations for international students and is a dominant choice for students from countries like India, China and South Korea having institutions like Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, MIT in its kitty along with other 4000 universities attracting international students from all over the world in a wide range of programs like Engineering, business that its universities offer. Harvard University is ranked 3 worldwide by QS World University Rankings 2017 and #6 overall worldwide by Times Higher Education and is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States with a 7:1 student to faculty ratio.

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

University of Cambridge has been ranked as the number 1 university in the 2018 Guardian, Sunday Times and Complete University Guides. One of the major factors that draw students to study in the UK are its wide range of scholarships like Commonwealth, GREAT, Rhodes providing partial to full study waiver to students.

The University of Melbourne, Australia

The university has been ranked number one in Australia by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017 and number 33 in the world. University offers flexible undergraduate degrees, world-standard curriculum, and over 100 majors to choose from Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50. Australia has earned good reputation globally with some of its institutions featuring in the top 100 in the global university rankings offering 12 thousand institutions with vocational training courses in business, finance and sports management at undergraduate and graduate levels.

University of Auckland, New Zealand

University of Auckland is ranked as 162 in top universities abroad, 82 in the world by QS world ranking and 192 in the world by Times Higher Education. It is ranked 75th in world by QS world university ranking for graduate employability. New Zealand has emerged as the fastest growing abroad destination for international students witnessing a 400 per cent increase in the number of Indian students. International students have only multiplied in the recent years with India being its largest sources of international students with over 20,000 students enrolled in the country.

University of Toronto, Canada

It is ranked as 22 in top universities abroad and is number 1 university in Canada according to the 2018 QS World University Rankings. It is among the world’s top 10 public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best Global Universities Rankings and is rated as number 1 University in Canada for graduate employability according to both the 2017 QS Graduate Employability Rankings and the 2016 Times Higher Education Global University Employability Rankings. It has the total enrolment of 88,766 students, approximately and 18% of total students are international students from 168 countries and regions including 864 from India. The University’s library system is the third largest in North America and has a wide network of 562,000 alumni.

Canada has also emerged as another destination witnessing a big jump in the number of international students in the recent years for various courses such as Engineering, Business, Animation, Biotechnology and Hospitality.

Heidelberg University, Germany

Heidelberg University is ranked 50th in Top Universities Abroad and is among the top three of German universities. It was also the best German University in QS World University Rankings (2013). Germany is one of the top study abroad destinations in Europe, mostly popular for its MS degrees. With an increase of more than 70 per cent Indian student population, the country has proved to be a hotspot of higher education.

Tsinghua University, China

Tsinghua University was founded in 1911 and now has 46,200 students enrolled in 20 schools, is the highest ranked university in the BRICS countries for three years in a row. China is one of the top countries to study abroad, especially for students from the Asia Pacific region, which is factored on its international programs which offer instruction in English and other is the affordable cost of education for medical aspirants, especially from India because most of the medical colleges in China do not require the student to appear for any entrance test.

National University of Singapore, Singapore

National University of Singapore is ranked 39 in Top Universities Abroad and the latest QS World University Rankings 2018 has placed NUS at 15th in the world, positioning it among the top one percent of universities globally. NUS is the only Singapore University among the world’s 20 best universities for employment. In terms of studies, Singapore is most known for its management programs which attract a sizable portion of international students (over 1 lakh international students currently enrolled). It is also well recognized that Singapore houses MNCs like Unilever, IBM, General Motors, etc. which is quite enough to generate a buzz among management aspirants.

Trinity College, Ireland

Trinity College Dublin is Ireland’s oldest higher education institution modelled after the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge. Ireland continues to steadily rise in the ranks among the top study destinations in the world with over 27,000 international students studying in its various universities, with the overall add on to the number of Indian students studying in Ireland in recent times. This is cited due to strong post study employment opportunities.

United Arab Emirates University, Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates University comes first in the Arab region ranking and is the oldest university in the country.

Studying abroad the Indian students will experience a more engaging and active learning style which will involve active learning through class participation, dialogue exchange, case studies and practical off- and on-campus experiences that make learning fun and meaningful encouraging student discussions in class, or maybe it is the size of the class or how much time you spend in the lab. I believe it would become less of a choice and more of a need as there is a lot to gain from this.