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Asian students applying for European universities is skyrocketing

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Multiple factors drive Asian students to pursue postgraduate credentials at Western universities, not least the substantial pay raise. Statistics vary from one nation and field to the next, but studies consistently show that graduates who hold a master’s degree earn substantially more than their undergraduate counterparts.

The following are among the leading postgraduate programs for Asian students:

Business programs

THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN BUSINESS SCHOOL

The Business School is located in Aberdeen, a vibrant city at the heart of Scotland’s thriving global energy industry and close to some of Scotland’s most spectacular landscapes. 

CQU SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND LAW

The School of Business and Law at CQUniversity is a top choice for Asian students. It’s ideally located in the Asia-Pacific region and offers up-to-date coursework in management, finance, accounting and a host of other business-related fields.

Law programs

UNSW LAW

UNSW Law has been in operation for more than four decades and operates one of the most respected international law programs in the Asia-Pacific region. In all, the school offers more than 30 postgraduate programs across 12 distinct areas of specialization, with taught coursework, research degrees and diploma programs all on offer. 

MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF LAW

Middlesex University is based in London, where it presides over an international network of more than 40,000 students. 

Engineering programs

CQU SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

While enrolled at the School of Engineering and Technology, students benefit from an optimal mix of theory and practical learning under the oversight of highly-qualified academics with strong industry experience. 

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

According to the Wall Street Journal, graduates of NC State’s College of Engineering are among the most attractive job applicants in the US. Likewise, Asian students who earn postgraduate engineering credentials here are poised to take on high-power positions all over the world.

Hospitality programs

UNIVERSITY OF WEST LONDON, LONDON SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM

Operated under the University of West London, the School of Hospitality and Tourism is ideally positioned in the heart of a global nexus of hospitality, where roughly 10 per cent of the workforce is employed by the industry. 

LE CORDON BLEU AUSTRALIA

One on the leading culinary arts institutes in the world, Le Cordon Bleu’s Australia division operates several campuses within easy reach of students in the Asia-Pacific region. 

International studies programs

FLINDERS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

The Flinders University School of International Studies is an Australian leader for studying International Affairs. A strong teaching record, strategic position in the Asia-Pacific region and powerful networks into China and Japan make Flinders a particularly popular destination for postgraduate students in Asia. 

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CAROLINA SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

The world’s third-oldest school of international relations, the University of Southern Carolina’s SIR carries a great deal of prestige. It facilitates a variety of joint master’s degree programs, as well as a joint PhD program combining International Relations with Political Science.

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