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Do you want to study abroad? Are you hoping to secure a significant scholarship or study grant? Studying overseas requires a lot of planning and preparation which can be a complex, time-consuming and expensive undertaking. are overseas education consultants that specialize in providing expert advice throughout the consultation and application process. We help students secure the best scholarships at the highest ranked universities. Book a FREE Consultation with an experienced education & career counsellor to find out what overseas study options are available. 

Courses Offering Permanent Residency

Are you considering studying abroad? Discover the courses which provide excellent opportunities for permanent residency and/or citizenship.

Students motivated by the prospects of migrating overseas should be aware this is an expensive and time-consuming exercise, with no guarantee of success.

Immigration departments continually amend their migration policies to balance the demands of employers with skills shortages being experienced within the market. Please note, that immigration policy can be implemented retrospectively and without prior warning. Before consulting an education or migration agent be aware the regulations at the time of application are likely to change between the point of application and course completion. No individual can guarantee residency or citizenship before course commencement. Immigration policy can be significantly influenced by the government in pre, post, and during your studies. Try to determine if a newly elected government is likely to change its immigration policy in the short, medium, and long term.

Despite the level of uncertainty surrounding residency rights, some courses provide a better ROI from an employment, salary, and residency perspective. Typically, students studying in highly specialized fields will attract higher wages and additional points for their citizenship application.

High-specialized jobs criteria

Most countries have experienced limited migration following the COVID-19 pandemic; consequently, key sectors of the economy and specific jobs have been chronically understaffed for several years. When selecting a course to study, it’s important to assess the likelihood of that job or profession being required in the short, medium, and long term. Other considerations might include the likelihood of automation and digital disruption being present in future years. If you are unsure how these factors might impact your decision-making, we advise you to book a FREE Consultation with an education and career counselor here.

Several jobs and industries remain free from political and/or immigration interference given the skills shortages currently being experienced. The type of industries and jobs which attract a significant ROI and benefit from being highly specialized include the following areas:

IndustryExamples of Jobs
HealthNurse, Doctor, Psychologist, Physiotherapist
BusinessBusiness Analyst, Accountant, Economist, Statistician, Actuary
IT {Information Technology}Data Analyst, Programmer, Software Engineer, Cyber Security,
EngineeringCivil, Mechanical, Structural, Electrical, Mechatronic, Chemical, Aeronautic, Biomedical Engineer
ScienceEnvironment Scientist, Physicist, Science technicians
OtherTeachers, Legal Practitioners, Social Workers, Tradesmen, Researchers {PhD Level}

Please note, those graduating with a comprehensive degree {e.g., Bachelor of Business} might experience difficulties when trying to secure long term stay back options. Identifying an area you have a passion for and then specializing is something our team advises from a young age.

Requisite for immigration

Several countries adopt a more welcoming approach to migration from an international student perspective. For the past 5-years, Australia and Canada have witnessed significant growth in the number of international applicants and enrolments from the subcontinent. Most students secure a visa in the hope that it leads to more long-term options in the future.

Most countries allow a pathway for residency via an employer-nominated scheme or through direct skills assessment. It can be a costly and time-consuming process to secure residency overseas with accreditation, proof of English, and visa fees needing to be accounted for.

In most instances country will assess your profile based on several factors, these include the following:

  • Age
  • Qualification Level {Diploma, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, PhD, etc}
  • English proficiency
  • Course of study
  • Work experience overseas
  • Work experience in-country
  • Location of studies in-country
  • In-country skills shortage
  • Accreditation of prior course
  • Partner as part of your application
  • Funds available
  • Intention to remain in-country

Follow some of the Tips & Tricks below to ensure the best chance of success during your studies and following course completion.

Tips & Tricks

  • Try to specialize in a particular field and don’t study a comprehensive style program.
  • Monitor the jobs market to see what areas within your field are showing signs of demand and future investment.
  • Identify the skills which are needed in the country you are hoping to study. Immigration departments make this information freely available on their website.
  • Select a job or industry that should remain free from automation or digital disruption.
  • Start networking when you arrive overseas. Don’t leave it to your graduation to start.
  • Consider living in the more rural and remote areas where additional opportunities for migration may be possible.
  • If possible, use your time before your studies to gain relevant work experience.
  • When applying to an overseas university ensure you have all the correct documentation being requested at the admissions stage.
  • Select a country to study where you can see yourself living and working in the future.
  • Consider external factors such as climate. Many students from the subcontinent are shocked when experiencing a Canadian winter for the first time.
  • Consider the implications of securing citizenship elsewhere. In some instances, students from the subcontinent are only permitted one passport. Many students will select a permanent residency option overseas which allows them to retain their current nationality.
  • Typically, ‘left’ leaning governments have a more liberal approach to immigration policy, whilst ‘right’ leaning governments can have a more robust immigration policy aimed at restricting migration opportunities. Consider this when looking at long-term options for study.


I hope you found the information in our blog useful. are overseas education consultants that specialize in providing expert advice throughout the consultation and application process. If you would like to study abroad and hope to secure a significant scholarship or study grant Book a FREE Consultation with an experienced education & career counsellor to find out what overseas study options are available. We look forward to helping you start your journey to a brighter future!

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