International universities are all the rage these days. Not only are universities nowadays choosing to internationalize by accepting huge numbers of overseas students, but also by opening branch campuses in different parts of the globe amidst diverse cultures and nationalities.

The advantages?

First of all, they are closer to Bangladesh than the main campuses in the West. You can easily come home whenever there is a short recess, and your parents can also visit you more often. And along with this, comes the cost factor also. These campuses are much more affordable and living costs are lower. In addition to these fine offers, the branch campuses offer the exact same degrees as their home ones with almost the same standard of teaching and other facilities.

Besides, the fact that these university campuses are located in the emerging economies also acts positively in your favor. Jobs in these countries are easier to find with the international degree that you will be awarded upon graduation, and if you want you can even settle at a different country with that degree.

Imagine yourself working in Singapore, with a world-class degree in International Business, Electrical Engineering or Public Policy. What could you do with that degree? The career scopes are endless for you.

Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar

The Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) at Qatar is one example of how renowned universities from the US, UK and Australia are internationalizing into newer cultures. Currently CMU at Qatar offers undergraduate majors in five different fields: business administration, computer engineering, biological sciences, computational biology and information systems. The number of students here have more than tripled in the last few years, with a majority coming from overseas. Multiculturalism is at the heart of Qatar, and the CMU campus with its international students, staff and facilities captures that diverse identity.

University of Nottingham, Malaysia

University of Nottingham-Malaysia is another excellent option. The globally-respected British university offers a greater number of studying options at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels at highly affordable costs. And so far, it has stood true to its goal—the campus offers the same world-class MBA at around half the tuition and living fees combined compared to that in its home campus.

Swinburne University of Technology, Malaysia

Swinburne-Malaysia is rapidly becoming another high growth international university campus. This Australian university offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, along with foundation and diploma courses. A big plus for this university is that with the same cost, undergraduate students can apply for study abroad or exchange programmes at Swinburne’s Australian campus or other partner universities for a semester or two.

State University of New York, Korea

Offering undergraduate and master’s level degrees, the State University of New York-Korea is definitely another great option if you want a North American degree in Asia. It provides the unique, research-oriented American university education and grants its degrees from the Stony Brook University in New York.

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