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The experience of a lifetime awaits you. If you’re looking for a safe and friendly destination that offers a dynamic, multicultural experience while you study, then Macquarie University is the place for you. Just over 50 years old Macquarie is one of Australia’s leading universities, with nine subjects ranked in the top 100 globally and 100 per cent of our research rated at world standard...

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Queen Mary University of London offers fully integrated undergraduate degree programs that give students a genuinely British and international academic and social experience. Undergraduate degrees are available in many subject areas, including Biological and Chemical Sciences, Business Management, Drama, Economics, Engineering, English, European Literature and Cultural Studies, Film, History, M...

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We invite you to join the 27,000 students from nearly 150 countries who have chosen to study at one of the UK’s most historic and prestigious universities! An undergraduate degree from King’s College London gives you the opportunity to specialize in the subject that interests you! Our degrees are typically three years rather than four as we do not require you to study general electives outs...

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Whether you want to study undergraduate and graduate degree programs or shorter-term semester and year-long programs, Across The Pond can help. For over 10 years we have been helping students from the USA, Canada, Latin America and Norway to find and apply to over 40 of the top colleges and graduate schools in England and the rest of the UK. Our team of UK Study Experts, who have had first-h...

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The American University of Beirut has long been admired for the strength and breadth of its academic programs and its commitment to a broad-based liberal arts education. All entering undergraduate students are required to complete a number of general education courses that provide them with the opportunity to explore many different disciplines. The University's Faculties of Agricultural and Foo...

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Robotics and Computer Engineering is a 2-year Master’s programme that trains highly qualified roboticists, computer and space engineers. The programme provides broad knowledge in the field of robotics, computer engineering or space technology. Graduates can work in enterprises or research and development centres connected to their field of study. The curriculum of the study programme include...

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Study at Western Australia’s largest and most preferred university. Ranked in the top two percent of universities worldwide Curtin has campuses in Perth, Malaysia and Singapore and welcomes a diversity of nationalities and cultures. Over 50,000 students from more than 130 countries are studying one of our internationally recognised degrees. Based on Curtin’s high proportion of international st...

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Whether you are interested in an exchange semester or want to pursue your bachelor, master or post-graduate degree in India, we assist you in locating and enlisting in the best suited study programs. Our services cover all formalities, from the selection of the most suitable educational institute and the first point of contact to the application process and finding appropriate accommodation. ...

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Deakin University, Australia, is a top-rated university with world-class graduates. Industry-focussed degree programs and a strongly international outlook mean that Deakin graduates are ready for the global workplace. Deakin is ranked in the Top 3% of universities worldwide and was named the 2014 International Educator of the Year by the Government of the Australian State of Victoria. Deakin...

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Global Science Graduate Course (GSGC) is an international graduate program in the Graduate School of Science at the University of Tokyo that allows students to obtain their degrees in English. This program welcomes excellent graduates from universities all over the world, fostering world-class science professionals, and standardizes a five-year integrated education scheme in which students a...

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Astronomy Degrees Abroad

Throughout human history, and across all different cultures, our ancestors have looked toward the night sky in search of answers. While astronomers today rely more on powerful telescopes and computational models than on bare eyesight, little about their quest has fundamentally changed; earning your astronomy degree abroad is the perfect opportunity to continue the long tradition of exploring that which lays beyond.

Why Earn Your Degree Abroad

The nice thing about astronomy is that it is a universal subject (no pun intended). While other academic fields may be strongly influenced by cultural perceptions and biases, astronomy is based largely on math and physics, which are foundational to the hard sciences all around the world. Earning your astronomy degree abroad is thus the opportunity to immerse yourself anywhere on our globe that you’ve always taken an interest in, or that entices you most academically, while advancing your knowledge in the core tenants of this important science.

Locations

Most schools of higher learning around the world have departments of astronomy and physics, so where do you begin your search? First and foremost, the language barrier is an important restriction of where you will be able to earn your astronomy degree abroad; as most universities tend to use their national language as the medium of education, you will be expected to have a high degree of fluency in order to be accepted into many degree programs in the non-English speaking world.

With this fundamental requirement in mind, the opportunities of where to earn your astronomy degree abroad are nevertheless vast. Within the English speaking world, nations such as the United States, Canada, England, and Australia boast many of the most prestigious astronomy programs in the world. India, where English is not commonly a first language but is utilized widely in education, is another possible destination in this realm.

Outside of the English speaking world, countries such as Germany and the Netherlands also are home to some very highly regarded departments of astronomy. There are opportunities to earn a degree abroad in astronomy all over the world, so do your research thoroughly while deciding where feels like the perfect fit.

Academics & Degrees

Astronomy is an interdisciplinary field that encompasses many different areas of scientific study such as physics, mathematics, chemistry, and evolutionary biology. While the study of astronomy has undergone many changes throughout human history, it has always been primarily focused around understanding celestial objects and processes, and understanding further how they apply to life on our own planet earth.

At the undergraduate level, astronomy degrees abroad generally require three or four years of study and will introduce you to many basic concepts that are important for understanding in the field. It is not usually necessary that you have any prior academic experience in astronomy to enroll at the undergraduate level, though you may be required to complete an entrance examination to demonstrate proficiency in math and/or the sciences.

At the graduate level, students can continue on to earn their astronomy degree abroad at the Master’s and doctoral levels. Master’s programs generally require one or two years to complete and will enable you to focus largely on your own research, while PhD programs can last up to several years while continuing down this same path. Specific areas of astronomy that advanced students can specialize in include cosmology, astrophysics, astrobiology, and planetary geology.

Benefits & Challenges

Explore Space. Earning your degree abroad in astronomy is the perfect beginning to a life’s adventure exploring the night sky. Wherever you end up settling down, you will never forget where you first started unraveling the mysteries.

Explore Earth. Meanwhile, back on planet earth, living as an expatriate while earning your astronomy degree abroad will prove to be quite the experience in itself. Beyond your studies, adapting to a new culture and way of life will be both challenging and immensely rewarding.

Explore Yourself.  And finally, as a young astronomer leaving home behind and trekking out into the great big world, earning your degree abroad is the opportunity to gain a whole new understanding of your own life and how you fit into the grand scheme of things. Get ready for an adventure. 

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