Aspiring for excellence
From primary and secondary education to Intermediate and graduate degree programs, everyone, from students to parents, want to achieve these academic milestones and certifications from the best possible institutes and under the most prominent names. However, Aspiring to the excellent education is not easy. Budget constraints, geographical boundaries, and political situation are just a few of the problems which arise when you try to seek admission into acclaimed institutes.
Seeking an education consultant, graduated alumni’s and your own research is a must just to help you get a basic understanding of how you can admit yourself into a prestigious academic body. When it comes to the higher education of college years and beyond, the decision of choosing a suitable institution becomes ever so more important. After all, your professional career path is entirely based on what you major in. In Pakistan, when it comes to higher education, unfortunately, options are limited. Only a few universities can claim to be ‘prestigious’ and even then the flaws are all too prominent. Even if you ignore university standing, the fact of the matter remains that Pakistan is merely a developing nation, even in the education sector, which renders it backward in regards of diverse subjects. Not all students desire to opt for mainstream subjects such as BBA, engineering or medicine. This grievous limitation forces local students to seriously consider higher education as the only alternative. This mindset is only strengthened by the nations’ instable eco-political situation and poor job market. Students believe that they will either be able to settle in the respective foreign countries where they obtain their degrees from or that when they come back with their international degrees, will have an edge over their domestic counterparts in the job market. Arguably, this is true. This is the very reason why there is so much demand for the best education consultants in Pakistan.
The one thing common among these consultants? They all recommend western education. A system with a rich heritage and a developed legacy since centuries, the education sector in the west is sacred. Academia is considered a priority and some of the best universities in history are located in western countries. Their historic past also gave them enough time to expand their horizons and create entire university towns which are specifically catered to provide students with an environment which fosters excellence in education whilst also focusing on recreational activities. Here are four western countries which provide the best higher and tertiary education in the world:
The United States of America
The Ivy League universities of America are some of the most iconic educational institutions in the world. Respected institutes such as Yale, Stanford, MIT, and Harvard are household names and considered as the elite most universities in the world. Anyone would be honored to be admitted to them. The study in USA is an opportunity that no Pakistani would let go.
From professional programs to traditional ones, US’s refined education system gives you a wide range of subjects to select from that you might just decide to pursue something different than what you initially intended because of the diversity, attractiveness, and freshness of these courses. Practical and technical courses are taught in the USA which makes the country have up to ten times as many campuses as any other country. No matter what you want to study, American universities got you covered.
American universities are at the forefront of Research and thus house state-of-the-art technology, with places like CALTECH being prominent names for academic research. In the USA, you are always connected with experts, professors, researchers and fellow students. Graduate students who like to take their academic achievements and experience to the next level will find great potential in American schools which explore different aspects of your respective field of study.
This excellent environment invites students from all over the world with fascinating cultures and diverse backgrounds. This is an ambiance worth selling, something which will add to not just your professional life but personal experience. This broadened cultural experience is well utilized in American universities themselves where sororities and other student bodies play a unique role in the American higher education system. This is why for students and consultants in Pakistan, USA is the most sought-after academic market in the world.
Some prominent American educational institutes include:
1) Washington University
2) The University of New Hampshire
3) Drew University
Although not a western country, in respect to the geographical location with Pakistan, Australia is the epitome of western culture and a global leader for higher education with a special emphasis towards caring and catering for the international student community. The third most popular international students’ destination in the world, Australia offers 22000 courses at some of the best-ranked universities of the world. The local government’s commitment to excellent academic opportunities is clear by their budget in which they allocate a whopping 200 million Australian dollars on international scholarships annually. This humongous budget has allowed 5 out of 30 best student cities in the world to be built Down Under!
For Pakistanis, the study in Australia is an option truly worth considering due to its practical implications. More than 2.5 million former international students are currently working in their respective professional fields in Australia. If there was any question against Australia’s premium education system, the mere fact that Australia has produced 15 Noble prize laureates dismissed any such claims.
In a 2012 survey conducted by the Australian Government: 86% of international student respondents are ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with their study experience in Australia. The reason for such high appraisal is not just the comfortable academic friendly atmosphere but also the worth of Australian degrees worldwide. The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) does not only help authorize degrees and certifications worldwide but also issue the comparable qualifications for local use. No wonder why Australia is one of the happiest and most crimeless nations in the world with decades of continuous economic growth!
Some prominent Australian educational institutes include:
- La Trobe University in La Trobe Melbourne
- Curtin University
- The University of South Australia, among many others
England has a rich cultural heritage of promoting academic excellence with some of the world’s most prestigious and oldest universities originating under the Empire. Cambridge, Oxford, University College London and Imperial College London are names which roll off the tongues of almost anyone worldwide.
A place which fosters innovation, ingenuity and original ideas, Great Britain is nothing less than a safe haven for academics looking to become full-fledged researchers and experts. This multicultural hub has been welcoming students since centuries who can explore the nation’s exquisite past, interesting literature and breathtaking countryside. Getting a UK study visa is a dream come true for Pakistani students and their parents alike. The UK, in fact, is so popular that a 2016 report by Universities UK said: “91% of international students would recommend the UK over any of its major rivals.” No wonder the UK houses 71 universities’ in the Global elite ranking for best universities’ worldwide! These academic shrines develop uncontestable professionals who become the leaders of their respective fields!
The best part? Undergraduate and postgraduate programs in England are usually shorter in comparison to other counties which helps decrease the cost of these courses and thus puts a lower dent in your pocket than you expect! For example, whilst a normal undergraduate degree lasts four years, in the UK the same program can be completed within three!
The UK is, unfairly, blamed for focusing too much on academics and leaving extra-curricular recreational activities in the dust. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Other than the typical lectures visits you can communicate with your respective professors through lively seminars, discussions and practical projects. You live a full social life, enjoying the fruits of this foreign and fun land but at the same time become a world-renowned academic and make a real difference in your professional lives.
Some prominent British educational institutes include:
- Queen Mary University
- Royal Veterinary College
- Goldsmiths University of London
The world leader for human rights, ethics, values, diversity, and pluralism, Canada is one of the most beloved counties in the world for both tourism and education. You can study in Canada from Pakistan by applying to their internationally respected universities and moving along with their smooth, easy and tolerant immigration system.
Canada doesn’t compromise on quality and equality so you never need to worry about getting an opportunity to learn from the very best in the world! A Canadian degree is globally recognized as being equivalent to those obtained from the United States or Commonwealth countries. Whilst the quality of education is very high, the cost of living, on the other hand, is extremely affordable and cheap which makes it a popular option for Pakistani students!
Some prominent Canadian educational institutes include:
- Royal Roads University
- University Of Manitoba (ICM)
- Simon Frazer University (FIC)