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Pursuing undergraduate studies abroad is a highly desirable option for Indian students. Such exposure helps them acquire both academic and life skills by studying and staying amidst rich cultural and ethnic diversity. It helps them experience a unique combination of subjects, flexible curriculum, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and world-class faculties.

Students who get admits into universities abroad gain access to the extensive international and nurturing peer group. Practical internships and relevant research experience give students 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. Higher cut off in Indian colleges, limits chances in premier local institutions.

The trending UG courses are Architecture, Business and Management, Computer Science and Information Technology, Design, Engineering, International Relations, Sciences, and Social Sciences.

The most popular UG study abroad destinations are:

  • USA
  • UK
  • Canada
  • Singapore
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
Eligibility Criteria of Undergraduate Courses Abroad/UG Admissions Criteria

In order to apply for a UG program abroad, a holistic 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.

Standardized Test Score Requirements

Most universities in the US require the SAT/ACT scores. 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. What maters only is the truth: told in a compelling way. To effectively answer every essay question, it is important to seek inside and understand what stands out in a person’s profile.