The study abroad sector picked up the pace at the beginning of 2022 after two years of pandemic-inflicted slowdown. Trends point to steady growth in study-abroad applications. 

International universities and higher education institutions too have undergone transformation driven by the need to digitalize learning in record time, giving rise to blended programmes. The study abroad space is more vibrant than ever before. 

Emergence of new programmes

International preference for educational courses is beginning to shift away from computer science and engineering. Students are increasingly being drawn towards programmes in liberal arts, development studies, culinary arts, urban planning, and architecture, to name a few as these are akin to skilling and provide early employment avenues. Following the pandemic and the increased demand from the healthcare sector, many students are expected to pursue courses in biotechnology, pharmacy, healthcare informatics, and hospital administration. 

Due to the increased demand for skilled professionals in areas like AI, cybersecurity, digital marketing, and cloud computing, more students in recent years have chosen to study these subjects at international campuses.

Hybrid Learning

While online learning was the only choice during the pandemic – several learners and institutions have now found a balance between online and classroom teaching. Several pre classes and induction programmes are now online only, and students travel to campuses for core subjects. 

Study abroad aspirants must stay abreast of these trends given the huge demand and rush for overseas education. Institutions will test for aptitude and therefore being aware and preparing in advance will be key to longer term success. 

Skills Universities are looking for in Potential Applicants: 

  • A positive attitude toward study
  1. 2. A passion for the chosen course subject
  2. 3. An ability to think and work independently
  3. 4. An ability to persevere and complete tasks
  4. 5. An inquiring mind


10 Steps to Choosing the Right College

Choosing a College is about more than the name on the degree/diploma. Where you pursue higher education touches your life from academic studies to social activities and beyond. Considering the importance of this decision, prospective students should think carefully about your options. 

  • Develop your short list.
  • Rank your priorities.
  • Don’t procrastinate.
  • Revisit schools or visit their websites do online tours 
  • Look past the initial price tag. 
  • Compare financial aid awards and scholarship options 
  • Delve into departments.
  • Investigate job connections.
  • Communicate with alumni and past students
  • Move on from rejection.


Learn more about colleges and Admissions process

Futures Abroad has helped 15000+ students get admissions into their Top 3 choices with Scholarships. We help you prepare a strong profile and learn skills which help you stand out in college applications and learn life long skills to excel in everything you do.

Get more advice about how to choose a college to finding the school that’s best for you. For more tips on selecting a college, connect with Futures Abroad expert counselors on Instagram @futuresabroad

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