Guide for Study Abroad after 12th

How to study abroad after 12th from India? The decision of studying abroad after 12th is quite common nowadays because of factors like quality education, better career opportunities, enhancing personal and professional skills, Chance to work Abroad, Expand connections and so on. If you are a student in 12th and thinking of abroad education then this blog will help you in gathering some information. Keep Reading!

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Most of the students wish to pursue their Bachelor’s degree abroad. They are interested in having a global educational degree which adds weightage to their profile. Although students have the required skills to do so, they lack in gathering required information which is indispensable for the overseas admission process

Popular Streams in India after 10th

Science Stream

Students who want to excel in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering , Mathematics and medicine will opt for Science Stream.

Mathematics is a mandatory subject to get admissions for engineering in various international universities. 

Top countries having best educational opportunities after 12 th in MPC are the US, UK, Canada, Australia, NewZealand.

Exclusive Careers for Maths students      

  • Hardware Networking Electronics and Communication
  • Project Management IT
  • Business Analyst IT
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Programming and Software Development
  • Blockchain Engineer
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software Testing & Quality
  • Mobile App Development
  • Big Data And Analytics IT
  • Architect
  • Maintenance and Operations Management
  • PreConstruction And Landscape Designing
  • Physics And Astronomy And Scientist
  • Robotics and Electronics
  • IOT(Internet Of Things)
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cyber Security

Biology is a mandatory subject along with physics and Chemistry  to do Medicine related studies either in India or abroad

Top countries with best Medicinal related studies after 12th are US,UK,Canada,Australia,Germany, Ukraine, Poland, Latvia, Russia, Georgia

Exclusive Careers for BiPC students :

  • Dentist
  • Homeopathy
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Therapy Science 
  • Medical Diagnostic Services
  • Medical Transcription
  • Nurse and Medical Assistant
  • Pharmacists
  • Dietician 
  • Optometry
  • Audiologist
  • General Physician
  • Operation Theater Technician
  •  Hospital Management

Economics & Commerce

Students interested in courses related to Accounts, Law, Finances, Commerce related careers and Business opt this Stream

Top countries with best educational opportunities after 12th are the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Netherlands.

Exclusive Careers for Commerce students :

  • Banking And Related Services
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Financial And Investment Planning
  • Actuarial Science
  • Economics
  • Commerce with Information Technology
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Indian Economic Services(IES) 


Art Stream focuses on Creativity, self-expression, and artistic mediums like visual arts, performing arts and so on

Humanities Stream is more about human experience, Culture, and Society like History, Literature, Philosophy and so on… 

Countries with best educational opportunities after 12th are the US, UK, France, Italy, Canada, Netherlands

Exclusive Careers for Arts/Humanities students :

  • Anthropology & Archeology
  • Performing Arts
  • Mass Communication & Journalism
  • Interpreter & Translator
  • Sociology
  • Lawyer
  • Philosopher
  • Museum Curator
  • Public Relations Specialist

Vocational Stream

Vocational Courses give practical knowledge and help the student to develop their skills in their chosen field of study. These courses are helpful to make a career in various fields like Design, Mass media, Health care, Makeup artistry.

Best  Intermediate Vocational Courses

  • Accounts and Taxation
  • Computer Graphics and Animation
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Technology
  • Architectural Assistantship
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Commercial Garment Technology
  • Beauty and Wellness

Top countries with the best educational opportunities after 12th in Vocational courses are the US, Canada, UK, Australia, Singapore, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand.

Apart from the courses mentioned, students from the Traditional intermediate background can choose any of the following clusters

  • Design & Art
  • Media & Communication
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Education and Training

Exams required to Study Abroad

After completing 12 th in India, students need to prove English & skill tests to get into international universities. Some Universities have entrance exams apart from the above exams. These exams are prerequisites for study abroad after 12th and students should be ready with test scores before applying to international universities. Lets have a look into it

SAT(Scholastic Assessment Test)

  • To get undergraduate admissions into some international universities, the SAT is required. 
  • Knowledge of English and Maths is required for this exam. 
  • Minimum acceptable score is 1300+

ACT(American College Testing)

  • The exam assesses students’ readiness to college and to get admissions for undergraduate studies into some international universities
  • Most of the US and Canada universities accept ACT scores
  • The Exam covers areas like English, Mathematics,and Scientific reasoning

GRE( Graduate Record Examinations)

  • GRE is a standardized test which is an admissions requirement for most graduate colleges in the US 
  • Minimum acceptable score is 300+

GMAT(Graduate Management Admission Test)

  • GMAT test is to get admissions to graduate management programs like MBA
  • Acceptable score is 550+–650+

MCAT(Medical College Admission Test)

  • MCAT test is required to get admissions to most medical colleges

LSAT(Law School Admission Test)

  • LSAT is required to get admissions to most law colleges across the globe 

IELTS(International English Language Testing System)

  • The English proficiency test is for higher education and global migration 
  •  It is widely accepted in 140 countries. Skills tested on listening, Reading, writing and speaking of English language
  • For bachelors band 6 overall is accepted and for masters band 6.5 overall is required

ToEFL(Test of English as a Foreign Language)

  • The test measures the English language ability of non-native speakers wishing to enroll in English-speaking universities
  • The test pattern is on Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing


  • Pearson Test of English is also the test to measure English language ability of the applicant
  • The test consists of sections Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of english language


  • TestDaF is a standardized test to assess German language proficiency of the applicant
  • Applicants who are targeting public universities in Germany should go through the TestDaF exam. 
  •  Private universities accept English proficiency tests for admissions to the universities.


  • These exams are to prove the French language skills of non-French candidates 
  • DELF is for beginners and covers levels like A1,A2,B1,B2 and DALF is for advanced learners and covers levels like C1 and C2
  • Some universities in France have French language taught programs but most of the French universities have English taught programs
  • Applicants can have detailed idea by visiting that particular universities website 

Application & Visa Process

  • The First step to achieve your global dreams starts with shortlisting the best course which promises a profound future abroad.
  • When shortlisting universities, it is imperative to consider their rankings, locations, and placement records.
  • The crucial thing to note while applying for the universities is that some universities have their own website while some other universities accept applications through a common portal.
  • After applying to universities the Turnaround time is minimum 10 days and maximum 45 days. It depends on the university and country.
  • Make sure that you submit all the required documents mentioned as per the university websites which includes language skill test scores, academic documents, LOR’s, SOP, Financials( depends on the country) etc.
  • Plan your finances, funds for education and other expenses right after receiving the offer letters from the respective universities.
  • Gather all the documents required for Visa like Paid Receipts, Police & Medical clearance, Bank statements,ID proofs and financial documents like education loan and bank cover letter.Financial documents may vary from country to country.To get specific information we need to check that particular country website
  • Apply for the visa and submit all the mentioned documents
  • Attend an Interview and register your Biometrics
  • Receive your Visa and make all the arrangements for travel
  • Collect information regarding Forex(conversion of currency into another)
  • Finally travel to your destined country and university


Most of the students might be dreaming of study abroad after 12th, but those who have taken vocational courses in 11th may be concerned about the possibility of studying abroad and  career paths. But not to worry, students with vocational courses in 11th/12th have plenty of careers and study abroad options.  

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