HOW IS THE PHILIPPINES AS STUDY DESTINATION FOR INDIAN STUDENTS
For last few months, we were approached by many students, who wanted to go to Philippines for study abroad. We were also approached by many Philippines educational institutes, who offered suitable courses for aspiring students from India and other subcontinent countries.
Since Philippines does not offer many opportunities after studies and it has been perceived to be an unsafe place so we never suggested it to our students. However there have been many good success stories now so we decided to find out whether Philippines is actually a good study and career destination for Indian and Nepalese students.
I hence recently went to Philippines and visited many places and university/ college campuses, met university staff and interacted with existing students there. And now I can say that with confidence that Philippines has certain great unimaginable options available for Indian students leading them to great career and study options abroad.
Many areas in Philippines are considered unsafe and there are extremely limited career prospects for international students as local’s job requirements are very high. There is unavailability of part time jobs and most importantly, as compared to countries like Australia, UK or Canada, it does not offer high quality education. Philippines is generally not a good option for average students for their higher studies.
However Philippines offers very good options for specific student communities – especially for English courses and Courses as Pathway to Australia, Pilot training and MBBS/ MD/ Medical related courses.
Below are some FAQ’s based on my visit and analysis.
Is Philippines good destination for studies?
Not for usual courses but for few programs Philippines is one of the best destinations. It’s the world’s third largest English speaking country.
What are benefits of studying in Philippines?
English exposure: Philippines is 3rd largest English speaking country in world.
English is used everywhere in the country. All road signs and advertising is done in English. It has an environment where you are forced to speak in English and you get to learn English language very fast at an extremely low price.
Low cost of living: 50%-60% less compared to Australia or any country of that standard.
Ease of entry: Quick student visa process. Low IELTS and easy admission requirement.
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What should I know before deciding on Philippines education?
Safety: Not every area of Philippines is completely safe, so please be careful before choosing college or accommodation location.
Fake agents: There are many agents who charge huge amount of money from students looking for overseas agent. Cost is quite low in Philippines so avoid paying large amount of money to anyone.
What are those programs where studying in Philippines is useful?
Pilot Training – PRIVATE PILOT LICENCE [PPL ], COMMERCIAL PILOT LICENCE [ CPL ], INSTRUMENT RATING [ IR ], MULTI ENGINE RATING [ ME ], CERTIFIED FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR [ CFI], etc.
Medical studies: MBBS/ MD in various fields Medical related courses
Pathway to Australia – courses than can lead to jobs and further studies in Australia
What are Pathway to Australia courses?
SITE group of Australia has set up a large campus at Clark, Philippines – “Clark Education City”. SITE group has very strong connections with industries in Australia. This campus trains individuals for specific needs of job market of Australia. Many students are placed in various Australian industries. This campus further provides opportunities for direct transfer to 2nd year of Australian Universities. Tuition fees and living expenses are less than 50% of the total expenses in Australia. It’s a great place to prepare you on English language and Australian culture. Each faculty is an Australian, teaching in Australian structure.
What are benefits of studying at “Clark Education City”?
Location: Clark Education City is centrally located within Clark Freeport Zone. The unique campus of 300,000 square metres is purpose built with all facilities onsite. Leisure, shopping and other facilities are also located within the area.
Safety: A secure campus is fully fenced with 24/7 security personnel. The campus is located within the Clark Freeport Zone which itself is securely fenced from rest of Philippines with special police force. There is a minimal population living within the zone.
International Culture: Clark Education City is built on the concept of training students into true international culture, so this place really provides an excellent way to assimilate into international culture, especially Australian culture.
Where can I find more about studying opportunities in Philippines?
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Thanks for reading this. I hope it will help students looking for studying abroad in Philippines.
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