Thousands of Indian students leave their homes to study abroad every year. Data, as per the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) shows that some 261,406 Indian students went abroad to study in 2020. This was, of course, a much-reduced number due to COVID and its impacts. In 2019, for instance, 588,931 students went abroad to pursue a global education.
The reasons for choosing a global education are many, the most prominent one being the enriching experience of living in another country. However, one of the main areas of concern for students is the cost involved.
Living expenses, tuition fees, travel expenses, health insurance, and accommodation – all these add up to a burgeoning budget that hinders one’s aim to study abroad. Although scholarships and financial aids are viable options, not all students qualify for them and they don’t, for the most part, cover the bigger expenses.
This is why it’s important to do the math and target countries according to your budget. There are many countries that offer high-quality education to students who are on a budget. We’ve put together a list of these countries, so you can have it all in one place and make a decision on what’s the best option for you.