Every year, a large number of students emigrate from Bangladesh in search of better educational opportunities. The quality of education combined with the standard of living attracts these students from developing countries like Bangladesh. Every year, immigration policies change as countries offer more and more inclusive opportunities for aspiring students. Even with the pandemic, now is a better time than ever to scout for a foreign degree and work opportunities abroad. So, which countries are the best for studies and work? And what are the settling opportunities there? Let's find out.
Best Countries to Study and Work in 2021
The list is created in no particular order. Aspiring students can choose any of these based on their preference as well as means of support.
Singapore is one of the fastest-growing economies not only in Asia but in the entire world. The country has emerged as an economic hub in recent years which has contributed to its growth. In addition to excellent work opportunities, Singapore offers some of the best study destinations in Asia.
There are a total of 34 universities in Singapore. Six of them are national whereas the rest are private. 2 of these universities regularly rank in the QS ranking. The National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University as well as Singapore Management University are some of them.
The annual tuition fee for undergraduates ranges from 18000 to 50000 SGD. The living cost also varies between 10000 to 15000 SGD per year. Approximately, 1 SGD (Singapore Dollar) equivalent to 63.55 BDT (Bangladeshi Taka). However, the living cost can be easily covered with part-time jobs. The graduate placement is also very high in Singapore which easily makes it an ideal destination for work and study.
Standing at the helm of once-famous roman civilization, Italy is one of the top destinations in Europe for higher studies. The country boasts an impressive list of 34 universities in the global ranks. The tuition fee generally ranges between 850 to 1000 euros. EU students have a slight advantage in this regard as their fees are comparatively lower than that of non-EU students.
In addition to part-time work opportunities, there are regional scholarships for international students. A student can comfortably pay their tuition and living expenses through jobs and scholarships. Graduate students get a separate visa for job hunting in the country. As a result, settling in the country is easier than imaginable.
Nestled among the Nordic countries of Europe, Netherland offers world-class education and job opportunities in the picturesque country. The country has emerged as an education hub for management, engineering, business, and technology programs.
University of Amsterdam, Leiden University, and the Delft University of Technology are just some on the list. The annual tuition fee varies between 6000 to 12000 euros for the bachelor's program and 7000 to 20000 for the master's program. 1 EURO is equivalent to 99.38 BDT. The Netherlands is a notoriously expensive country to live in. However, counting the job opportunities and scholarships, a student can easily get by without a hitch.
Germany has been on the news for its effort to rehabilitate the influx of migrants from war-torn countries. In addition to that, Germany provides top-notch educational streams for international students. What's more amazing is that it is completely free. Expect to shell out around 850 euros per month on living costs but that is about it. There are no other additional charges involved.