What happens if you get admission from US, UK and Germany?
You get all confused.
Question from Dinesh –
I am confused to take a decision on which country to opt. I applied for US, UK and also for Germany. I got offer from Arizona State University(US), University of Glasgow(UK) and a Technical University in Germany.
I want to apply loan if I want to study for US and UK. I got full scholarship in Germany . My family members want me to pursue my master program in Germany. Since they providing scholarship. But I really couldn’t take the decision on this. My friend few are there in Germany saying that Germany is the good place to study and get the job.
Whether studies and job will be similar to US in Germany. Pls advice me on this.
USA, UK or Germany – Higher Education
You need to ask the following questions and answer them honestly.
- Where do you want to settle down in future – USA, UK or Germany?
- Livability – What is the living conditions in Germany?
You are thinking Short Term when you think of money that will be spent on Education in USA, UK or Germany.
You can save money by studying with scholarship in Germany, but what is your ultimate goal?
Where do you plan to settle down?
If you will be happy working in Germany after Education, then go for Germany.
If you plan to work in USA then come to Arizona State University.
When I compared USA with Canada yesterday, there was a comment posted by a reader
Yes, we would like to know, the pros and cons of Canada and US. Not, just about studying but getting a green card, buying a home, car and expenses, also health care, educational support by government etc.
When you are planning your future, you have to consider long-term.
USA is awesome place, but one and only problem right now is Visa process and Green Card Law.
People don’t realize, you could be stuck in same job without promotion for several years during green card process.
Friend of mine recently moved to Canada, after living in USA for several years and got tired of waiting for Green Card.
This is what he had to say about his move to Toronto
BTW, Toronto is nice. However the cost of living and taxes are high compared to US. You will have no pressure of VISA or residency, but everything here is expensive compared to US. For me, I am able to negotiate the job offers, and also in a good position to get promotions because of Canadian PR.
One cannot understand the above line You will have no pressure of VISA or residency unless you face the problem for real.
Here is a practical problem.
When you get married, your Wife could be in IT field from India. With H4 visa getting job is almost impossible.
Basically, one person’s career will be wasted.
Read about the experiences shared by H4 Visa holders at 6 Options for H4 Visa Holders.
Then, you cannot get promotion or get to do different job while you wait to get your green card. Recent report said wait times can be high as 70 years.
In-spite of that people come to USA because of other advantages available in this country and hoping Immigration law will change.
Germany Eases High Skilled Immigration Rules
Recent report shows Germany is relaxing the rules to attract High Skilled Workers.
Germany’s coalition parties agreed to lower the legal wage threshold for high-skilled immigrant workers in a bid to fill specialized job gaps in the labor market, Financial Times Deutschland reported, citing lawmakers it didn’t identify.
The threshold will be reduced from an annual income of 66,000 euros ($87,952) to 44,800 euros in general and 34,200 euros for jobs with high vacancies such as engineers, computer scientists or physicians, the newspaper said.
If you decide to study in Germany, these new Immigration rules should make it easier to find a job.
Why Not UK?
You can read the following post and decide if UK will be better fit for you.
- UK Higher education Demystified.
- Post Study Work Visa in UK Replaced by Tier 2 Work Permit
- Why UK is No Longer Attractive – End of Post Study Work Visa
From what I understand, if you cannot find a job who will pay over £20,000 [per year], then you have to pack your bags and leave the country.
USA, UK or Germany?
I cannot make a decision for you.
You have to answers above questions, think about long term plans.
Money spent on Education can be earned in few years.
I wouldn’t make a decision just based on how much I can save in 2 years, but how much I would be able to earn with the money I spent for next 2 years.
What kind of lifestyle I plan to have, where I would like to live and work.
I know it’s not easy to make such decision, but you are at a point in your life, where tough decisions have to me made.
Good Luck to you.