Process and structure of pursuing a postgraduate course is more or less similar to the undergraduate course. You may refer to the article on undergraduate course to know more about that. Reasons of pursuing a course in Europe primarily emerge from high-quality education and excellence, great job prospects, a very good quality of life, great financial opportunities etc.
These and many more reasons have encouraged people to choose Europe for their masters degree and PhD program. The universities have good amount of funding to help the needy and meritorious students to achieve their academic goals. Moreover, research facilities and infrastructure available there is at par with the best in the world. In a nutshell, Europe has all what a candidate who is serious about his/her academics.
So let’s discuss the expectations of an individual while pursuing a Masters or Doctoral program.
Quality education and infrastructure: The most important things for a candidate is the quality of education and infrastructure available to pursue higher education. Europe is also known as the land of Nobel Laureates. This has ensured availability of high-quality teachers in most of the universities of Europe. It has been seen that even in those universities that are not ranked very high, you will find people who have done exemplary work in various subjects. Moreover, these institutes have good funding available for research and academic excellence. So, these two issues are never a problem for people who pursue higher education.
Cost of education: Second thing which influences the decision of an individual is cost of education. It can be safely said that the cost of education is either lesser or at par with American institutes. Actually education in Germany, Poland, France and many other east European country is actually very less. Moreover, there are enough scholarships available for the students to pursue the course of their interest.
Standard of living: Europe is the best place in terms of quality of life. You have a very good social security network and almost all the needs of an individual are taken care of by the government. Apart from this quality of air, water and cleanliness is at par with the best. People are friendly and people of all culture, race and ethnicity live peacefully. The crime rate is also much lower than America.
Job prospect: Job is never a problem for a deserving candidate as almost all the multinational companies have their offices in Europe, you have every opportunity available to pursue your dream career. Now, it could be in the field of academics or it can be in the field of higher education or teaching. Getting work visa is not very difficult and many countries invite talented people to work in their country.
So, Europe ticks all the boxes correctly for choosing it as the destination for pursuing higher education.
All the best!!!