What happens if you get admission from US, UK and Germany?

You get all confused.

study in usa, uk or germany

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.

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.


  1. niharika chowdary on January 6, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    plzz tell me how to get a scholarship for doing ms in germany….and want cgpa we should have??…if anyone knew it plzz tell me..

    • sandeep on April 4, 2013 at 1:48 AM

      Hello niharika one of my friend has applied for germany university he got one admit with full scholarship and yesterday he got his visa …you can contact some consultancies available in Hyderabad , they will help u out

  2. olatunji olawale on June 21, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    I am interested in studying medicine in the united state but my CGPA seems to be low(3.36). I don’t know know what to do and which school to apply to. I don’t want to go to medical schools in the carribean because there is no facility for weekend jobs. Please advice me. Thanks

  3. Divya Ananthanarayanan on April 28, 2012 at 1:44 PM


    I am interested in doing my MS in ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION . What universities offer this course… for what ranges of the rank they offer this course….?? what CGPA is required to get into a good university??

  4. Ujwal Patil on April 24, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    Hi im from Pharma background and wish to do MSc International business management from UK,for sep.2012 intake,
    I also havng an offer letter from uni od west london, uni of bedford, and uni of coventry, I want to know about job assurance after this course, and also Job in India,after the education, reputation of these 3 universities,please guide me on this.

  5. vishal on April 23, 2012 at 12:04 AM

    i want to know admission in ms at germani or anywher else

  6. dawda jawara on April 17, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    can someone help me how to apply for scholarship or school in Germany?

  7. Dhinesh on April 6, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    Still now, I didn’t decided anything on this. I am having 3 years of work experience in electronics product development. But mostly I will do MS in Germany only after reading this blog.

    Thanks to HSB!!!!

    • mayank on April 7, 2012 at 12:26 PM

      Hi dinesh
      First to congrats

      Please tell me how you got the scholarship n germany .]
      What s the criteria to get the scholarship n germany.

  8. john ashu on April 6, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    I am a final year student in the university of buea in cameroon studying geology and i am interested in studying petroleum geoscience in my Msc. i will be having my BSC in geology this December 202.I wish to find out more about the institution…..
    the requirements ,accommodation , fees.
    thanks am waiting for the reply.

  9. john ashu on April 6, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    I am a final year student in the university of buea in cameroon studying geology and i am interested in studying petroleum geoscience. which schools do you think i can apple .i will be having my BSC in geology this December 2012.I wish to find out more about the institution…..
    like the requirements ,accommodation , fees.
    thanks am waiting for the reply.

  10. sriharsha on April 6, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    hello sir,
    i want to do MS in Germany. i am from middle family .so, plz tell me how much it cost totally to study MS in germany with minimum requirments.

  11. Vinny on April 6, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    I am Vinny. I am Planning to do Masters in Computer Engineering. From CANADA/USA.. But the thing which is bothering me is the Green Card issues in US. I hail from PUNJAB, from where many Punjabis tend to go to Canada.. but, also i am afraid, that will a get a good job in Canada as US, after my masters.. ?? need ur suggestions..


  12. VASIM on April 6, 2012 at 11:21 AM


    I am confused which country should i go for studies?I have some relatives in Uk .so i made my mind , and got Admission in BPP university college in MSC Management, but i have done MBA in information Technology, so was thinking may be i should apply in another university,for MSC in Networks Engineering, but i have chosen bradford university , but its very expensive,i am surprised to see that UK has changed its tier 4 visa policies,fee is incredibly low for EU nationals , comparing to Non EU nationals.Please guide .

  13. thiru on April 6, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Hey dont opt UK. It will be a worst choice. Opt usa, canada, germany or australia. Uk dont offer a post study root as it closed from today onwards. Work visa is only possible if a company sponsers you and difficult thing as well is finding part time jobs. Do you want to spend indian rupees for a country that just gives you a paper degree and a photograph. uk is meant for labour jobs. You will get frustrations n a degree. I have done masters here, no jobs, not even voluntary work experience. If you are enough experienced in one of demanding IT jobs, then you can … Its up to you .. all the best … Dont spend indian money in UK.

  14. Vignesh on April 6, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    The response from HSB to this article seems good to me.

    Yes, it depends on where you want to settle and what you want to do in life.

    Also, depends on your long term career goals.

    – Vignesh

  15. Vignesh on April 6, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    You did not mention whether you are applying as graduate or undergraduate student.
    You did not specify your specialization.
    You did not provide the name of the university in Germany.
    You did not provide the scholarship amount offered by the university in Germany.
    You did not supply your background information. As per your inefficient background information that you have given here, I am giving you my advise.
    According to how effectively you could write in English in the above post, you must take 4-5 English courses before you go anywhere. This is my sincere suggestion. Later in life , you will repent if this is not corrected right now.
    ASU is not a very good university. They offer scholarships, and you get loan, but academic standards and the curriculum on offer is not good over there as compared with other schools. In the state of Arizona, University of Arizona is better compared with ASU.
    University of Glasgow is a better option, but be informed that cost of living is very high in Scotland/UK. Anyway, final decision is yours.
    Best of luck.
    – Vignesh

    P.S.: Let me and other bloggers know what you have decided at the end.

  16. DHEERAJ on April 6, 2012 at 9:55 AM


    i am mechanical engineer want to do my ms in germany …what will be the basic requirements …for doing ms in mechanical …and does they allow to work there after completing my M.S…is that so for how many years i will get pr..

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